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A Good Family

(2015)
A novel by

 
Named a Best Book of 2015 by Chicago Book Review!

Meet the Brunsons of Downers Grove, Illinois. Henry is the once-magical father, whose fear of aging and endangered career lead him to the nightclubs of Chicago's Viagra Triangle. His wife Julie struggles to reclaim her life with a bottle of Zoloft and dreams of her youthful independence. Charlie, the golden-boy son, leaves the lucrative job his father arranged to serve in Afghanistan - and returns angry, damaged and uncertain of his place in the world. And Barkley, the bumbling youngest, is an aspiring writer of geeky science fiction stories now interviewing for his first job at a forbidding Catholic high school.
When Henry's health abruptly declines, he tries to return to the home and the life he had dominated. But his family, once totally dependent on his love, physical strength, and income, no longer needs him. As Julie, Charlie, and Barkley begin to find their ways forward, Henry tries desperately to bring them back together. In the end, each one will arrive at a new understanding of what family can - and cannot - be. Unusually assured and perceptive, combining narrative drive with humor, insight, and powerful family dynamics, A Good Family is a memorable debut by former high school teacher Erik Fassnacht.

 
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Used availability for Erik Fassnacht's A Good Family


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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Good Family: A Novel
Author(s): Erik Fassnacht
ISBN: 1-250-05928-3 / 978-1-250-05928-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Good Family: A Novel
Author(s): Erik Fassnacht
ISBN: 1-250-09177-2 / 978-1-250-09177-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Good Family
Author(s): Erik Fassnacht
ISBN: 1-5046-3949-9 / 978-1-5046-3949-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Good Family
Author(s): Erik Fassnacht
ISBN: 1-5046-3951-0 / 978-1-5046-3951-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: A Good Family
Author(s): Erik Fassnacht
ISBN: 1-5046-3950-2 / 978-1-5046-3950-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Good Family
Author(s): Erik Fassnacht
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Good Family: A Novel
Author(s): Erik Fassnacht
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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