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Synopsis: *A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

*Selected as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Publishers Weekly, the Observer and Kirkus.

 Just as it seems she has it all, Samantha Raymond's life begins to come apart: Trump has been elected, her mother is ill and her teenage daughter is increasingly remote. At fifty-two she finds herself staring into 'the Mids' - night-time hours of supreme wakefulness where women of a certain age contemplate their lives. For Sam, this means motherhood, mortality, and the state of an unravelling nation.

When Sam falls in love with a beautiful, decrepit house on the wrong side of town, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life - and her family - in an attempt to find beauty in the ruins.

'Exhilarating. ... A virtuosic, singular and very funny portrait of a woman seeking sanity and purpose in a world gone mad' New York Times Book Review

'What begins as a vertiginous leap into hilarious rabbit holes ends as a brilliant meditation on mortality and time. How does she do it? Only Dana Spiotta knows. I'm just happy to see her work her magic' Jenny Offil

*'Furious and addictive' New York Times

*'Urgent, deeply moving, wholly original' GEORGE SAUNDERS

*'Fiercely funny and deliciously subversive' YIYUN LI

Author: Spiotta, Dana

Format: Hardback

Pagination: 288 pages

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Publication Date: 13/01/2022

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