By Lisa Gornick
Saul Dubinsky has been arrested for attempting to thieve medicinal drugs from a sanatorium pharmacy. nobody is bound how this shy, delicate, and committed health professional fell from grace. there has been a sufferer who had tried suicide—but the roots of this downward spiral may match again a ways extra, and now his household try to determine what went wrong.
Saul’s emotionally distant spouse, Rena, needs to confront the disasters in their marriage—and within the approach, face her disgrace over her personal previous. Saul’s father, who in the past gave up his personal psychiatric perform, blames himself for his son’s breakdown, and reveals himself laid low with thoughts of a afflicted patient—and his complicity in his family’s long-simmering problems.
As Rena and Leonard each one grapple with the influence of Saul’s arrest, they're drawn nearer together—and a fragile transformation starts off to happen in every one of them—in a profound novel within which “none of the characters is ideal, even these we such a lot love; they are often self-absorbed, lustful, susceptible, or scared of intimacy, either religious and actual. but they're human in all their complexity, and they're superbly rendered” (Library Journal).
“Gornick’s fantastically built novel is knowledgeable stability of humor and pathos that would go away readers worried for her subsequent work.” —Booklist
“A splendidly sincere booklet, deeply felt, with characters carved from the real stuff of what we're. a chief novel, all of the extra brilliant because it is Gornick’s debut.” —Colum McCann, writer of Let the good international Spin
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A Private Sorcery: A Novel by Lisa Gornick