And Sometimes Why

And Sometimes Why

A Novel

Format
Ebook
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101213902
  • 320 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

A “smart, sharply observant, even gently funny” (The Washington Post) debut novel of heartache and joy

Witty and surprising, Rebecca Johnson’s first novel is about the unexpected links between one family and the world around them. Sophia and Darius have a well-worn marriage, two teenage daughters, and no foreseeable drama on the horizon. One morning, the two girls fight over the keys to the family car and set into motion an accident. The accident triggers a chain of events involving Harry, a still handsome B-list celebrity game-show host; Anton, a sexually repressed unemployed filmmaker; and Misty, who has reached month seven of what was supposed to be a six month campaign to make something of herself. Profoundly honest, this is a novel about the unpredictability of life, and the joy and heartache of how deeply one person’s life can affect so many others.

Praise

“Johnson’s prose is wonderful.”
-The Washington Post

“Wise and affectingly humane.”
-Vogue

“The powerful story and characters will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned.”
-Booklist
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