by A.M Homes - £8.99 Granta Books (2013)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781847083234 | ISBN 10: 1847083234
Harry has spent a lifetime watching his younger brother George - a taller, smarter and more successful, high-flying TV executive - acquire a covetable wife, two kids and a beautiful home. But Harry, a historian and Nixon scholar, also knows George has a murderous temper, and when George loses control the result is an act so shocking that both brothers are hurled into entirely new lives, in which they both must seek absolution.
Full of unexpected intimacies and surreal encounters, May We Be Forgiven is a dizzyingly inventive satire on contemporary America and a touching portrait of how one deeply fractured family might begin to put itself back together.
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