A Novel

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"The Singers, an all-American family in the California style, are about to lose everything. Anne is a bureaucrat in the Los Angeles Office of Sustainability whose ideals are compromised by a proposal from a venture capitalist seeking to privatize the city's wastewater. Her brother, Ben, a former Navy SEAL, returns from Afghanistan disillusioned and struggling with PTSD, and starts down a path toward a radical act of violence. And Anne's teenage son, Aaron, can't decide if he should go to college or pitch it all and hit the road. They all live inside the long shadow of the Singer patriarch Grandpa Sam, whose untold experience of the Holocaust shapes his family's moral character to the core."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781555977603
Branch Call Number: FICTION RAYMOND 2017
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Free bird


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Apr 27, 2018

This is one of those books that changes the perspective with every chapter. The three stories seem to occur mostly in isolation from each other. I find this format difficult if I struggle to like at least one of the characters. There were times I thought I might like the book more if I read every third chapter.


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