By Lisa Gornick
Saul Dubinsky has been arrested for attempting to thieve medicines from a clinic pharmacy. nobody is certain how this shy, delicate, and committed physician fell from grace. there has been a sufferer who had tried suicide—but the roots of this downward spiral may match again a long way additional, and now his family try to determine what went wrong.
Saul’s emotionally distant spouse, Rena, needs to confront the disasters in their marriage—and within the strategy, face her disgrace over her personal previous. Saul’s father, who some time past gave up his personal psychiatric perform, blames himself for his son’s breakdown, and unearths himself suffering from thoughts of a stricken patient—and his complicity in his family’s long-simmering problems.
As Rena and Leonard every one grapple with the influence of Saul’s arrest, they're drawn nearer together—and a fragile transformation starts off to ensue in every one of them—in a profound novel within which “none of the characters is wonderful, even these we such a lot love; they are often self-absorbed, lustful, susceptible, or frightened of intimacy, either non secular and actual. but they're human in all their complexity, and they're fantastically rendered” (Library Journal).
“Gornick’s fantastically developed novel is a professional stability of humor and pathos that may depart readers apprehensive for her subsequent work.” —Booklist
“A splendidly sincere ebook, deeply felt, with characters carved from the real stuff of what we're. a main novel, all of the extra fantastic 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