We Are Not Ourselves, Paperback Book

We Are Not Ourselves Paperback

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARDNOMINATED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZENAMED A NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMESA 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.

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