SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD NOMINATED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE NAMED A NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES A stunning, heartbreaking debut - 'We Are Not Ourselves' is both the intimate story of a family and an epic of the American Century.
Eileen Leary wants more. Raised in a downtrodden area of new York by hard-drinking, Irish immigrant parents, she dreams of another life: a better job, a bigger house, more respectable friends, a happy family.
When she meets Ed Leary, a brilliant young scientist, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to pursue and share her American Dream with.
An indefatigable love enters Eileen's life - but so too does a pervasive darkness and a loss that will last a lifetime.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 640 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 05/03/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007548323