D. T. Max is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the author of The Family That Couldn’t Sleep: A Medical Mystery, published in 2007, and Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, published in 2012.
A coming-of-age novel set in the American Midwest in the late 1930s. “An extraordinary intelligent, powerful and, I believe, permanent contribution to the literature of family, childhood and memory….There is not one false note, one forced image. It is a novel written with great skill, and with love. It’s what most good first novels aspire to be.”—Russell Banks