The News From the End of the World

The News From the End of the World

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"Vance Lake is broke, jobless, and recently dumped. He takes refuge at his twin brother Craig's house on Cape Cod and unwittingly finds himself smack in the middle of a crisis that would test the bonds of even the most cohesive family, let alone the Lakes. Craig seethes, angry and mournful at equal turns. His exasperated wife, Gina, is on the brink of an affair. At the center of it all is seventeen-year-old Amanda: adored niece who can do no wrong to Vance, surly stepdaughter to Gina, and stubborn, rebellious daughter to Craig. She's also pregnant. Told in alternating points of view by each member of this colorful New England clan and infused with the quiet charm of the Cape in the off-season, The News from the End of the World follows one family into a crucible of pent-up resentments, old and new secrets, and memories long buried. Only by coming to terms with their pasts, both as individuals and together, do they stand a chance of emerging intact"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780547734415
0547734417
Call Number: MILLER
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Domestic fiction.
Cape Cod (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Pregnant teenagers -- Fiction.
Unemployed -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Families -- New England -- Fiction.

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