"Freebird is such a timely book. considering the current deep divisions between right and left. A new classic for the collapsing political landscape of America."Kim Gordon, author of Girl in a BandThe Singers, an all-American family in the California style, are about to lose everything. Anne is a bureaucrat in the Los Angeles Office of Sustainability whose ideals are compromised by a proposal from a venture capitalist seeking to privatize the city’s wastewater. Her brother, Ben, a former Navy SEAL, returns from Afghanistan disillusioned and struggling with PTSD, and starts down a path toward a radical act of violence. And Anne’s teenage son, Aaron, can’t decide if he should go to college or pitch it all and hit the road. They all live inside the long shadow of the Singer patriarch Grandpa Sam, whose untold experience of the Holocaust shapes his family’s moral character to the core. Jon Raymond, screenwriter of the acclaimed filmsMeek’s CutoffandNight Moves, combines these narrative threads into a hard-driving story of one family’s moral crisis. InFreebird, Raymond delivers a brilliant, searching novel about death and politics in America today, revealing how the fates of our families are irrevocably tied to the currents of history.
|Publisher:||Tin House Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Jon Raymond is the author of two novels, Rain Dragon and The Half-Life,
and the short-story collection Livability.
His work has appeared in Tin House,
The Village Voice, Bookforum, and other places. He lives in
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