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Familiar : a novel

Elisa Brown is driving back from her annual visit to her son Silas's grave. The road is flat and featureless, and so she finds herself focussing on an old crack in her windscreen. For a moment, she loses sense of all else around her. When she comes back to herself, everything has changed. The car she is driving is not the same car. Her body is more subtly changed. She's wearing different clothes. But a name badge pinned to her blouse tells her she's still Elisa Brown. When she arrives home, her life is familiar-but different. There is her house, her husband. But in the world she now inhabits, S.

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  • "Elisa Brown is driving back from her annual visit to her son Silas's grave. The road is flat and featureless, and so she finds herself focussing on an old crack in her windscreen. For a moment, she loses sense of all else around her. When she comes back to herself, everything has changed. The car she is driving is not the same car. Her body is more subtly changed. She's wearing different clothes. But a name badge pinned to her blouse tells her she's still Elisa Brown. When she arrives home, her life is familiar-but different. There is her house, her husband. But in the world she now inhabits, S."@en
  • ""Elisa Brown is on a long drive home [after visiting her son's grave] when the crack in her windshield vanishes. She notices other changes too. Her body is curvier; her clothes and car are different. Back home, she has a new job, a sturdier marriage, and disturbingly altered sons. Has she had a psychotic break? Or entered a parallel universe? Her quest for answers hinges on seeing herself as she really is--something that might be impossible for Elisa, or for anyone."--Page 4 of cover."
  • "Een vrouw die achter het stuur zit, ontdekt stapsgewijs dat ze in een ander soort wereld terecht gekomen is, en vraagt zich af of ze zichzelf nog is."
  • "A haunting, enigmatic novel about a woman who is given a second chance-and isn't sure whether she really wants it* A Publishers Weekly "Indie Sleeper" * A Powell's Indiespensable Pick * The Nervous Breakdown's October Book Club Pick *Elisa Brown is driving back from her annual, somber visit to her son Silas's grave when something changes. Actually, everything changes: her body is more voluptuous; she's wearing different clothes and driving a new car. When she arrives home, her life is familiar-but different. There is her house, her husband. But in the world she now inhabits, Silas is no longer dead, and his brother is disturbingly changed. Elisa has a new job, and her marriage seems sturdier, and stranger, than she remembers. She finds herself faking her way through a life she is convinced is not her own. Has she had a psychotic break' Or has she entered a parallel universe' Elisa believed that Silas was doomed from the start, but now that he is alive, what can she do to repair her strained relations with her children' She soon discovers that these questions hinge on being able to see herself as she really is-something that might be impossible for Elisa, or for anyone. In Familiar, J. Robert Lennon continues his profound and exhilarating exploration of the surreal undercurrents of contemporary American life."@en

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  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en

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