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FAMILY NIGHT

FAMILY NIGHT

by Maria Flook
     
 

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*Winner of the PEN American/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Special Citation*
 
Family Night cracks open one American family and shows us the values—and the dysfunctions—that make up the gothic attractions within it.
 
At the center of this family stands a mysterious father figure, whom Margaret and her stepbrother,

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*Winner of the PEN American/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Special Citation*
 
Family Night cracks open one American family and shows us the values—and the dysfunctions—that make up the gothic attractions within it.
 
At the center of this family stands a mysterious father figure, whom Margaret and her stepbrother, Cam, have never met: All they know is that he had been a model, the last Arrow Collar Man. Tracy, Margaret’s lover, ever eager to enrich his encyclopedic awareness of fixations, cajoles Margaret and Cam into a trip to find this absent father. The Arrow Collar Man as missing patriarch.
 
Margaret, Cam, and Tracy—themselves haunted by recent divorces, by their own children, by their undecided instincts—set out in a powder blue Plymouth Duster on an unpredictable journey through the intimacies, obligations, and obsessions that bind us to each other. Family Night is an American family romance that neither Freud nor James Cain could have imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307808806
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/22/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Maria Flook is the author of the novels Family Night (which received a PEN American/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Special Citation) and Open Water, as well as a collection of stories, You Have the Wrong Man, and a memoir, My Sister Life: The Story of My Sister's Disappearance. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The New Criterion, TriQuarterly, and More Magazine among others. She is a 2007 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Award recipient, and is currently Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston. More information about Maria Flook can be found at www.mariaflook.net.

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