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By Lisa Gornick

ISBN-10: 1565123417

ISBN-13: 9781565123410

A psychiatrist falls right into a risky double lifestyles and his relations needs to step as much as keep him during this “first-rate novel” by way of the writer of Tinderbox (Colum McCann).
Saul Dubinsky has been arrested for attempting to scouse borrow medications from a medical institution pharmacy. not anyone is bound how this shy, delicate, and devoted health professional fell from grace. there has been a sufferer who had tried suicide—but the roots of this downward spiral may match again a ways additional, and now his family are attempting to determine what went wrong.
Saul’s emotionally distant spouse, Rena, needs to confront the mess ups in their marriage—and within the technique, face her disgrace over her personal earlier. Saul’s father, who some time past gave up his personal psychiatric perform, blames himself for his son’s breakdown, and reveals himself plagued by thoughts of a afflicted patient—and his complicity in his family’s long-simmering problems.
As Rena and Leonard every one grapple with the impression of Saul’s arrest, they're drawn nearer together—and a fragile transformation starts to take place in each one of them—in a profound novel during which “none of the characters is perfect, even these we such a lot love; they are often self-absorbed, lustful, vulnerable, or petrified of intimacy, either religious and actual. but they're human in all their complexity, and they're fantastically rendered” (Library Journal).
“Gornick’s superbly developed novel is knowledgeable stability of humor and pathos that might depart readers apprehensive for her subsequent work.” —Booklist
“A splendidly sincere ebook, deeply felt, with characters carved from the genuine stuff of what we're. a prime novel, all of the extra miraculous because it is Gornick’s debut.” —Colum McCann, writer of Let the nice international Spin

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