Synopses & Reviews
Two very different brothers live out their separate lives and then come together after years of being apart. Dr. Edward Sellers is a wealthy ophthalmologist and responsible family man, cautious to a fault. His brother Lawrence lives in a wild, ragged world of his own unhinged imagination and shattered dreams. While Edward was always the good son, Lawrence brought his family shame. As the brothers are reunited, their past seizes them both, revealing the power of their bond, the complexity of their love and the shocking betrayal of one by the other. A novel that plumbs the depths of family, indeed of love itself, Blue River is a truly unforgettable literary event.
"If [Canin's] story structure occasionally seems too pat, his evocative prose occasionally in need of more burnishing, he has produced an affecting work." Library Journal