Maria Flook, author of New York Times Best Seller Invisible Eden, brings us another edgy, breezy-noir New England story. College professor April O'Rourke is in over her head when she moves next door to a family in trouble, including a teenage son, who has returned home from reform school. She is mesmerized by her young neighbor but his unorthodox bond with his mother has earth-shaking consequences for everyone. This sweeping novel overturns sacred traditions and maps the scissoring boundary lines of family ties and carnal attraction. Flook's authority shimmers on every page as she exposes the contemporary matriarch's role and its taboo off branches - the childless career woman as imposter, and the mother, herself, as lover.
December 2014 : USA Paperback
December 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition