City of Strangers: A Novel
|Penguin Publishing Group
9781101061305, Related ISBNs: 0143115782, 1101061308, 9780143115786, 9781101061305
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Synopsis: Faith, family, and the weight of history intersect in this remarkable debut from a rising literary talent
A cold, gray Sunday dawns on New York City to find Paul Metzger trudging through the winter streets to visit his past. He goes first to see his estranged, decades-older half-brother; then his dying father, whose notorious early life still haunts his children; and finally the ex-wife he cannot help but continue to love. But a fourth encounter-violent, unexpected-sets in motion a chain of events that will forever change Paul's life, as well as the family he's struggled so long to understand.
Ian MacKenzie's stirring and lyrical debut is a story of a family inalterably fractured by its past, of a man who refuses to believe that what is done cannot be undone, and of a world that insists-catastrophically, in the end-otherwise.
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