By Elizabeth Strout
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Elizabeth Strout “animates the standard with an magnificent force,” wrote The New Yorker at the ebook of her Pulitzer Prize–winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout’s “magnificent reward for humanizing characters.” Now the acclaimed writer returns with a gorgeous novel as robust and relocating as any paintings in modern literature.
Haunted through the freak coincidence that killed their father once they have been young ones, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine place of origin of Shirley Falls for brand new York urban once they in all probability may. Jim, a swish, profitable company attorney, has belittled his bighearted brother their entire lives, and Bob, a criminal relief legal professional who idolizes Jim, has regularly taken it in stride. yet their long-standing dynamic is upended whilst their sister, Susan—the Burgess sibling who stayed behind—urgently calls them domestic. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself right into a global of hassle, and Susan desperately wishes their aid. And so the Burgess brothers go back to the panorama in their adolescence, the place the long-buried tensions that experience formed and shadowed their courting start to floor in unforeseen ways in which will swap them forever.
With an extraordinary mix of really good storytelling, beautiful prose, and memorable perception into personality, Elizabeth Strout has dropped at lifestyles deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers lengthy when they flip the ultimate web page. delicate, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating in regards to the ties that bind us to kin and residential, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout’s latest and maybe such a lot staggering paintings of literary art.
Praise for The Burgess Boys
“Elizabeth Strout’s first books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were hugely considered, and her 3rd, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. yet The Burgess Boys, her latest novel, is her top yet.”—The Boston Globe
“No one may be stunned through the poignancy and emotional energy of Elizabeth Strout’s new novel. however the large social and political variety of The Burgess Boys exhibits simply how impressively this awesome author maintains to develop.”—The Washington Post
“Strout’s maximum reward as a author, outdoor a diamond-sharp precision that packs 320 fast paced pages jam-packed with perception, is her skill to allow the reader in on the entire rancor of her characters with out making any of them actually detestable. . . . Strout creates a portrait of an American neighborhood in turmoil that’s as formidable as Philip Roth’s American Pastoral yet extra intimate in tone.”—Time
“What really makes Strout exceptional—and her most recent supple and penetrating novel so profoundly affecting—is the right stability she achieves among the tides of tale and depths of feeling. . . . each point in Strout’s swish, many-faceted novel is keenly saw, lustrously imagined and trenchantly interpreted.”—Chicago Tribune
“Strout deftly exposes the tensions that fester between households. yet she additionally takes a broader view, probing cultural divides. . . . Illustrating the facility of roots, Strout assures us we will be able to move domestic again—though we would possibly not wish to.”—O: The Oprah Magazine