The Condition

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Product Details
Price
$14.99  $13.94
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.38 X 7.92 X 0.99 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060755799

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About the Author
Jennifer Haigh is the author of the short-story collection News from Heaven and six bestselling and critically acclaimed novels, including Mrs. Kimble, Faith and Heat and Light, which was named a Best Book of 2016 by the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and NPR. Her books have won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN New England Award in Fiction, and have been translated widely. She lives in New England.
Reviews
"Haigh's characters are layered and authentic. Moreover, one would have to have a heart of stone not to care for them and follow their small sagas. . . . Haigh is such a gifted chronicler of the human condition."--Chris Bohjalian, Washington Post Book World
"THE CONDITION is something rare. . . . Ms. Haigh has a great gift for telling interwoven family stories and doing justice to all the different perspectives they present. . . . A remarkable accomplishment."--Janet Maslin, New York Times Book Review
"The ailment at the center of this remarkable novel is the human condition itself. Jennifer Haigh has written a sprawling, emotionally gripping account of one family's troubled history, enlivened by her formidable intelligence and deep insight into her characters' hearts and minds."--Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of Little Children and Election
"[Haigh] looks unflinchingly at family ties--the kind that limit and the kind that can actually liberate. The Condition is a satisfying feat of literary choreography."--Wall Street Journal
"Poignant. . . . A strong nod to the healing power of love."--Publishers Weekly
"[A] rich, enjoyable third novel. . . . Haigh sets many balls in motion . . . [and] the McKotch clan evolves believably, and satisfyingly."--People (People Pick)
"Filled with genuine insight and touching lyricism."--Kirkus Reviews
"Jennifer Haigh illuminates the dark tangle of desire and deed that is the family, that crucible we so often yearn to flee yet keep coming back to again and again. THE CONDITION is unsentimental, compelling, and moving, and I urge you to read it!"--Andre Dubus III, New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist House of Sand and Fog