|Pages/Publication Date:||336 / 2017|
In rugged northern Idaho, Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves, bound together by more than love. With her husband's memory now fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what happened to Wade's first wife Jenny, and to their daughters. Emily Ruskovich's extraordinary debut won the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award, one of the richest book prizes in the world. In exquisite prose, with multiple perspectives, it follows Ann as she comes to grips with a mysterious and shocking act, trying to understand the family she never knew, reassembling their lives—and her own.
"You know you're in masterly hands here. Ruskovich's language is itself a consolation, as she subtly posits the troubling thought that only decency can save us.… [A] wrenching and beautiful book."—NYTBR