With the deep emotion and perception of "a actual storyteller" (Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times), Christopher Tilghman, the writer of the acclaimed Mason's Retreat and In a Father's Place, has written a robust new novel of guys and ladies, fathers and families.
Eric Alwin has long past to go to his aged father, a as soon as commanding and charismatic Maryland senator who has obvious his public carrier soured--and his kin broken--by a intercourse scandal. understanding that his personal unfaithfulness, his disaffection along with his occupation and marriage, appear to be a continuation of a family members trend, Eric is astonished to discover his father providing a daring expedition.
The resulting journey in the course of the Deep South and the yankee heartland turns into either a trip into the emotional fact of the Alwin relatives and a leap forward right into a new type of resilience and figuring out, and love. alongside the best way, Eric will recognize anew not just his mom, Audrey, yet his sisters, Alice and Poppy, and his personal spouse and son. As he discovers the marvelous mystery in the back of the scandal that outlined his father's destiny, he'll additionally become aware of what he needs to do to form a extra genuine and coherent existence for himself.
Christopher Tilghman's Roads of the Heart is an excellent fulfillment through an writer who, grappling with the traces and discords of latest American tradition, achieves a unique knowing of ways family love and lose and locate each other each day.
From the Hardcover edition.