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Broken river: a novel

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The most inventive and entertaining novel to date from "a master of the dark arts" (Kelly Link)

A modest house in upstate New York. One in the morning. Three people--a couple and their child--hurry out the door, but it's too late for them. As the virtuosic and terrifying opening scene of Broken River unfolds, a spectral presence seems to be watching with cold and mysterious interest. Soon the house lies abandoned, and years later a new family moves in.

Karl, Eleanor, and their daughter, Irina, arrive from New York City in the wake of Karl's infidelity to start anew. Karl tries to stabilize his flailing art career. Eleanor, a successful commercial novelist, eagerly pivots in a new creative direction. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Irina becomes obsessed with the brutal murders that occurred in the house years earlier. And, secretly, so does her mother. As the ensemble cast grows to include Louis, a hapless salesman in a carpet warehouse who ishaunted by his past, and Sam, a young woman newly reunited with her jailbird brother, the seemingly unrelated crime that opened the story becomes ominously relevant.

Hovering over all this activity looms a gradually awakening narrative consciousness that watches these characters lie to themselves and each other, unleashing forces that none of them could have anticipated and that put them in mortal danger. Broken River is a cinematic, darkly comic, and sui generis psychological thriller that could only have been written by J. Robert Lennon.

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168168392
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Grouping Title broken river
Grouping Author lennon j robert
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Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-15 04:39:54AM

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subject_facet Adultery -- Fiction, Black humor, Detective and mystery fiction, Domestic fiction, Families -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction, Moving, Household -- Fiction, Murder -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, New York (State) -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)
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