An uplifting story set in Los Angeles about one man's effort to bring himself back to life. Richard is a modern day everyman; a middle-aged divorcee trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one. His life has slowed almost to a standstill, until two incidents conspire to hurl him back into the world. One day he wakes up with a knotty cramp in his back, which rapidly develops into an all-consuming pain. At the same time a wide sinkhole appears outside his living room window, threatening the foundations of his house. A vivid novel about compassion and transformation, This Book Will Save Your Life reveals what can happen if you are willing to open up to the world around you.
Publication date: 05/06/2006
Publisher: Granta Books
|Publication date:||5th June 2006|
|Author:||A M Homes|
|Genres:||Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,|
A.M. Homes is the author of four novels â€” In a Country of Mothers, The End of Alice, Music for Torching, and Jack â€“ and two collections of short stories, The Safety of Objects and the recent highly acclaimed Things You Should Know. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and teaches in the writing programme at Columbia University. She lives in New York City.Photograph Â© Marion EttlingerMore About A M Homes