Dana Spiotta


'Furious and addictive' New York Times

'Urgent, deeply moving, wholly original' GEORGE SAUNDERS

'A dazzling lightning bolt of a novel' JENNY OFFILL

'Fiercely funny and deliciously subversive' YIYUN LI

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Just as it seems she has it all, Samantha Raymond's life begins to come apart: Trump has been elected, her mother is ill and her teenage daughter is increasingly remote. At fifty-two she finds herself staring into 'the Mids' - night-time hours of supreme wakefulness where women of a certain age contemplate their lives. For Sam, this means motherhood, mortality, and the state of an unravelling nation.

When Sam falls in love with a beautiful, decrepit house on the wrong side of town, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life - and her family - in an attempt to find beauty in the ruins. 

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