Northwest Corner - A Novel

Author(s): John Burnham Schwartz

Hardback fiction

"Nuanced and moving . . . a] story about the indestructible bonds of family."--The New York Times From John Burnham Schwartz, one of the our most compelling and compassionate writers, comes a riveting novel about the complex, fierce, ultimately inspiring resilience of families in the face of life's most difficult and unexpected challenges. Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, at fifty, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, Dwight manages a sporting goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn't revealed the truth about his past. Then Sam, Dwight's estranged college-age son, shows up without warning, fleeing a devastating incident in his own life. As the two men are forced to confront their similar natures and their half-buried hopes for connection, they must also search for redemption in their attempts to rewrite, outrun, or eradicate the past. Praise for Northwest Corner "A great American novel."--Abraham Verghese "One of the most emotionally commanding novels of the year."--NPR "Exhilarating . . . In Schwartz's hands, the narrative unfolds delicately, each chapter a puzzle piece that fits seamlessly into the whole. Grade: ] A."--Entertainment Weekly "A compelling tale of a family . . . finding their way back together again."--The Christian Science Monitor "Stark and deeply affecting . . . Readers will grow to care deeply about whether and how the characters'] lives can be redeemed."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The masterful Northwest Corner is that finest of things--a moral novel about mortal events."--Dennis Lehane


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781400068456
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : July 2011
  • : 1.03 Inches X 6.59 Inches X 9.55 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 304
  • : John Burnham Schwartz
  • : Hardback
  • : English