Synopses & Reviews
Deirdre McNamer has won praise for the intelligence, beauty, precision, and breadth of her fiction. This beautifully crafted, far-ranging novel of idealism laid waste and the haunting, redemptive bonds of friendship tells the story of three Montana menbrothers Aidan and Neil Tierney, and their friend Roland Taliaferrowho get swept up in the machinations of World War II and its fateful aftermath. After the war, Aidan returns to Montana ill and emotionally shattered from the war, and on a cold December day in 1946 is found fatally shot, an apparent suicide. Only when Neil and Roland are very old men does Aidans death become illuminated, amplified, and finally put to rest.
McNamer works with inventive narrative freedom. . . . The beauty of this novel is that her readers can derive from it a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all lives.
The New York Times Book Review
This excellent novel is about the magnificence of place, the strange erosion of time, and the tricks our pasts play on our futures.
The Washington Post
From the acclaimed author of "Rima in the Weeds" and "My Russian" comes this stirring novel about idealism laid waste and the haunting, redemptive bonds of friendship.
About the Author
Deirdre McNa mer is the author of three acclaimed novels.