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Broken River J Robert Lennon

Broken River By J Robert Lennon

Broken River by J Robert Lennon


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Broken River Summary

Broken River: The most suspense-filled, inventive thriller you'll read this year by J Robert Lennon

Following a string of affairs, Karl and Eleanor are giving their marriage one last shot: they're moving with their twelve-year-old daughter Irina from Brooklyn to a newly renovated, apparently charming old house near the upstate New York town of Broken River. Before their arrival, the house stood empty for over a decade. The reason is no secret. Twelve years previously, a brutal double murder took place there, a young couple killed in front of their child. The crime was never solved, and most locals consider the house cursed. The family may have left the deceptions of their city life behind them, but all three are still lying to each other, and to themselves. Before long the family's duplicity will unleash forces none of them could possibly have anticipated, putting them in mortal danger. This new novel by America's master of literary rule-breaking is part thriller, part family drama, part Gothic horror - and like all J.Robert Lennon's novels, it shows the consequences of human deceitfulness, and the dreadful force the past can exert on the present.

Broken River Reviews

What prevents Broken River from being classified as simply a horror or crime story are Lennon's linguistic energy and dark humour ... it's a rare book that manages to bend genres so successfully - that thrills and frightens while evoking such insight into human failings and the lure of the past * Financial Times *
Compelling from the first page, and then smart, sophisticated, suspenseful and satisfying throughout -- Broken River is a first-class ride. -- Lee Child
A writer with enough electricity to light up the country. -- Ann Patchett
A tense, surprising thriller, with perverse overtones of the Coen brothers variety -- Jonathan Lethem * New York Times *
J Robert Lennon's tautly constructed blend of literary fiction and thriller is a compelling cocktail, right down to its explosive and shocking ending -- John Harding * Daily Mail *
Hypnotic and unsettling, Broken River weaves a dark, compelling spell -- Mick Herron, author of Real Tigers
Broken River is a novel with multiple identities: it's a ghost story, a crime story, a coming-of-age story, a story about love and family and fiction itself. What is astonishing is how well all these elements work together, how they intertwine as seamlessly as the fates of Lennon's characters. As good as fiction gets. -- Ben Winters
An intimate portrait of the violence we do to each other, about family and art and the scars of unspeakable acts. Broken River blisters and rips and ultimately soars. I loved it. -- Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls and Broken Monsters
Praise for Familiar: Psychologically subtle and philosophically supple. It will leave you with a heightened awareness of the strange cracks and wormholes on the peripheries of life * Daily Telegraph *
Bristles with menace and suspense - a terrific and disturbing read * Daily Mail *

About J Robert Lennon

J. Robert Lennon is the author of eight novels, including Familiar, Castle and Mailman, and two story collections, Pieces for the Left Hand and See You in Paradise. His fiction has appeared in the Paris Review, Granta, Harper's, Playboy, and the New Yorker. He lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches writing at Cornell University.

Additional information

GOR009052254
9781781257982
1781257981
Broken River: The most suspense-filled, inventive thriller you'll read this year by J Robert Lennon
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
2018-01-04
288
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