A highly suspenseful novel about an ordinary man responding to the cracks appearing in the facade of his family life.
A civil engineer and devoted father, Luther Albright is alarmed when he sees cracks developing in the facade of his family. His teenage son's behaviour is becoming increasingly bizarre and threatening; meanwhile, a dam Luther built comes under investigation for structural flaws following an earthquake. Nightmarish meanings begin to shout at Luther from the most innocent of places as debut novelist Mackenzie Bezos tightens her net of suspense around the reader with bravura skill.
In the spirit of Rosellen Brown and Alice McDermott, this is a harrowing portrait of an ordinary man who finds himself being tested and strives not to be found wanting.
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"MacKenzie Bezos has produced a rarity: a sophisticated novel that breaks and swells the heart…Its pull is irresistible." Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
"An impressive, quietly powerful debut… Bezos captures the extraordinary in the ordinary, revealing a subtle imagination and a startling talent for naturalism." Publishers Weekly (US)
"A nuanced, emotionally charged first novel." Booklist (US)About the Author:
The Testing of Luther Albright is Mackenzie Bezos’ highly anticipated first novel
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Descrizione libro Fourth Estate, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. EX-LIBRARY WITH USUAL LIBRARY MARKINGS Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL ITEMS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY. Codice libro della libreria mon0000980626
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR004591573
Descrizione libro Fourth Estate Ltd, London, 2005. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. As new, unread copy in unclipped dustacket which is lightly shop soiled. First edition. First printing. 239 pages. Next post UK dispatch. Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 021067