Broken River: A Novel

Broken River: A Novel Author J. Robert Lennon
ISBN-10 1555977723
ISBN-13 9781555977726
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Graywolf Press
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The most inventive and entertaining novel to date from a master of the dark arts Kelly Link A modest house in upstate New York One in the morning Three peoplea couple and their childhurry out the door but its too late for them As the virtuosic and terrifying opening scene of Broken River unfolds a spectral presence seems to be watching with cold and mysterious interest Soon the house lies abandoned and years later a new family moves in Karl Eleanor and their daughter Irina arrive from New York City in the wake of Karls infidelity to start anew Karl tries to stabilize his flailing art career Eleanor a successful commercial novelist eagerly pivots in a new creative direction Meanwhile twelve year old Irina becomes obsessed with the brutal murders that occurred in the house years earlier And secretly so does her mother As the ensemble cast grows to include Louis a hapless salesman in a carpet warehouse who is haunted by his past and Sam a young woman newly reunited with her jailbird brother the seemingly unrelated crime that opened the story becomes ominously relevant Hovering over all this activity looms a gradually awakening narrative consciousness that watches these characters lie to themselves and each other unleashing forces that none of them could have anticipated and that put them in mortal danger Broken River is a cinematic darkly comic and sui generis psychological thriller that could only have been written by J Robert Lennon

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