By John Dufresne
Within the tragicomic mode of his best-selling Louisiana energy & gentle, a hilarious and tenderhearted novel a few son's makes an attempt to avoid wasting his family.
John Dufresne takes us to Requiem, Mass., middle of the Commonwealth, the place Johnny's mother, Frances, is riding within the breakdown lane once more. She thinks Johnny and his little sister Audrey were changed through extraterrestrial beings; she's certain of it, and she's beautiful definite that she herself is already useless, or she wouldn't have to disguise the stink of her rotting flesh with Jean Naté Apres Bain. Dad, truck motive force and pathological liar, is down South someplace dwelling his mystery existence. And Audrey, whilst she's now not jogging her cat Deluxe in a toddler stroller, spends her time locked in a closet telling herself tales. Johnny, in the meantime, is hell-bent on saving the relatives from itself.
In his "truly unique voice" (Miami usher in) and with the "miraculous great thing about his tale-telling" (New York instances publication Review), Dufresne brings his remarkable eye for the tragic and the absurd to the dysfunctions and joys of kin during this strong new novel.