May We Be Forgiven: A Novel

May We Be Forgiven: A Novel

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Winner of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction—A darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life by a writer who is always “compelling, devastating, and furiously good” (Zadie Smith)

Harold Silver has spent a lifetime watching his younger brother, George, a taller, smarter, and more successful high-flying TV executive, acquire a covetable wife, two kids, and a beautiful home in the suburbs of New York City. But Harry, a historian and Nixon scholar, also… (more)

Editorial reviews (9 reviews)


The America of May We Be Forgiven is an America without restraint. It is simultaneously generous and selfish, bored and over-engaged, passionate and loveless, rational and mad.

The experience of reading May We Be Forgiven is a delight. Homes is extremely talented as a writer of sentences, particularly, and also as a creator of characters and comic chaos.

Homes plays with the substance of the American dream, and gives us a horrific, internet-age deconstruction. In homage to the fast-paced, senselessly violent narratives with which we are increasingly surrounded


Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (September 27, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 496 pages

File size: 1.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 winner


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