'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.