"An anonymous observer under the cover of summer, she spent her days sitting downwind, listening to their conversations. They talked about nothing—waves and water, movies, surfing, their parents and school, girls, hamburgers." Add to this list paralysis, stolen sperm, earthquakes, self-immolation, and runaway mothers-in-law, and you start to get a pretty good picture of A.M. Homes's world. Rather than a Cheever manqué (as she... More >>>