Paul and Elaine have two boys and a beautiful home, yet they find themselves thoroughly, inexplicably stuck.
Obsessed with 'making things good again', they spin the quiet terrors of family life into a fantastical frenzy that careers well and truly out of control.
As A.M. Homes's incendiary novel unfolds, the technicolour hues of the American good life become nearly hallucinogenic: from a strange and hilarious encounter on the floor of the pantry with a Stepford Wife neighbour, to a house-cleaning team in space suits, to a hostage situation at the school.
Homes lays bare the foundations of marriage and family life and creates characters outrageously flawed, deeply human and entirely believable.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 04/04/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847087263