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May We Be Forgiven: A Novel - A. M. Homes
May We Be Forgiven: A Novel
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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... show more
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 when George loses control the result is an act of violence so shocking that both brothers are hurled into entirely new lives in which they both must seek absolution. Harry finds himself suddenly playing parent to his brother’s two adolescent children, tumbling down the rabbit hole of Internet sex, dealing with aging parents who move through time like travelers on a fantastic voyage. As Harry builds a twenty-first-century family created by choice rather than biology, we become all the more aware of the ways in which our history, both personal and political, can become our destiny and either compel us to repeat our errors or be the catalyst for change. May We Be Forgiven is an unnerving, funny tale of unexpected intimacies and of how one deeply fractured family might begin to put itself back together. 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670025480 (0670025488)
ASIN: 0670025488
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
4.5 The unpredictable and crazy journey of Harold Silver
May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes is a wild ride. As if it wasn’t bad enough that Harold Silver’s brother snapped and killed some people in a car accident, but somehow George (Harold’s brother), breaks himself free from the looney bin and also attacks his wife when he suspects that she and Harold are...
donnambrownuk
donnambrownuk rated it
5.0 May We Be Forgiven: A Novel
At its heart - and much like its predecessor - a book for the soul. It's a celebration of all that is good and all that is flawed in human nature. I would go so far as to call it beautifully tainted. Thank you to A M Homes for introducing flawed compassion and heroism so perfectly, not once but twic...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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2013 Women's Prize for Fiction, where the shortlist was:Kate Atkinson - Life After LifeA.M Homes - May We Be ForgivenBarbara Kingsolver - Flight BehaviourHilary Mantel - Bring Up The BodiesMaria Semple - Where'd You GoZadie Smith - NWwait for a penny deal
Raging Biblioholism
Raging Biblioholism rated it
4.0 May We Be Forgiven
Another excellent recommendation from The Biblioracle.This book is overstuffed (like a good Thanksgiving turkey) with action. The first forty pages alone have enough to sustain an entire book - and that trend doesn't let up. It is sometimes tiring to be going to fast for so long... but the meaning...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it
4.0 May We Be Forgiven: A Novel
I'll admit to being an A. M. Homes fanboy. Were there some corollary to comic conventions in the "literary fiction" world, I'd probably show up at her panels, wearing one of my collection of Homes t-shirts (perhaps the one with that large stylized print of a Barbie--"I popped her whole head into my...
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