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The Unfolding: A Novel

The Unfolding: A Novel

by A.M. Homes
The Unfolding: A Novel

The Unfolding: A Novel

by A.M. Homes

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Overview

"A dazzling portrait of a family—and a country—in flux…The Unfolding is hilarious and shocking and heartbreaking and just a little bit deranged—in other words, it’s a book that feels like what it feels like to be alive right now." —Nathan Hill, author of The Nix

“Gripping, sad, funny, by turns aching and antic and, as always, exceedingly well-observed and -written.”—Michael Chabon, bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

In her first novel since the Women’s Prize award-winning May We Be Forgiven, A.M. Homes delivers us back to ourselves in this stunning alternative history that is both terrifyingly prescient, deeply tender and devastatingly funny.


The Big Guy loves his family, money and country. Undone by the results of the 2008 presidential election, he taps a group of like-minded men to reclaim their version of the American Dream. As they build a scheme to disturb and disrupt, the Big Guy also faces turbulence within his family. His wife, Charlotte, grieves a life not lived, while his 18-year-old daughter, Meghan, begins to realize that her favorite subject—history—is not exactly what her father taught her.

In a story that is as much about the dynamics within a family as it is about the desire for those in power to remain in power, Homes presciently unpacks a dangerous rift in American identity, prompting a reconsideration of the definition of truth, freedom and democracy—and exploring the explosive consequences of what happens when the same words mean such different things to people living together under one roof.

From the writer who is always “razor sharp and furiously good” (Zadie Smith), a darkly comic political parable braided with a Bildungsroman that takes us inside the heart of a divided country.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735225350
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2022
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 286,270
Product dimensions: 6.35(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

A.M. Homes is the author of thirteen books, among them the best-selling memoir The Mistress’ Daughter; the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, The End of Alice, and Jack; and the short story collections Days of Awe, The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know. She also writes for film and television and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.






Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 18, 1961

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.

Education:

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1985; M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers¿ Workshop

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