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 and the possibility of personal transformation

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 knows George has a murderous temper, and… (more)

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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

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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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