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The year that follows : a novel
Scott Lasser
Adult Fiction LASSER

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Summary: From the highly praised author ofAll I Could Get("Utterly engrossing, harrowing, and, yes, fun. Scott Lasser'sAll I Could Getis all you could want."--Richard Russo) a powerful, absorbing new novel about bloodlines and inheritance and what holds families together. On September 10, 2001, Kyle tells his sister, Cat, that he believes he has fathered a son. The next day both Kyle and the boy's mother head off to work and are never heard from again. Cat--a single mother of a young son--sets out to find her brother's orphaned child. Nearly a year later, that search is still under way when her father, Sam, asks Cat to come to California for the anniversary of her brother's death. But he has another motive as well: to reveal a secret he's kept from her all her life. Cat's journey toward her father and her brother's infant son, and Sam's journey toward his daughter, his lost son, and a new relationship to both his future and his past drive this superbly realized novel about families and about how we live with the mysteries and ambiguities that inhere in our most primal relations. With marvelous economy and restraint, Scott Lasser captures the complexities of home and heritage, the bonds of blood, and the bonds of life and love. A richly resonant, exceptionally graceful, deeply affirming new novel from an abundantly gifted writer.


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main characters Cat
Female
Searching for her late brother's orphaned infant son; visits her father who reveals he has a secret he wants to share with her.

Sam
Male
Age: 80
Widow
Cat's father; dying from heart disease; has a secret he has been keeping all of his life; wants to reconcile with his daughter.



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