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The Unfolding

(2022)
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The Big Guy loves his family, money and democracy. Undone by the results of the 2008 Presidential election, he taps a group of like-minded men to reclaim their version of America. As they build a scheme to disturb and disrupt, the Big Guy also faces turbulence closer to home and must take responsibility for his past actions. Closely guarded family secrets begin to surface when his wife Charlotte stops self-medicating to numb her emotions. And when eighteen-year-old Megan votes for the first time, she awakens to the dissonance between her father's expectations and her own dreams for the future.

Dark, funny and prescient,
The Unfolding explores the implosion of the dream and how we arrived in today's divided world.



Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"From her first book onward, A. M. Holmes has been challenging us to look at fiction, the world, and one another as we haven't done-because we haven't had the nerve, the eyes, the dire and dispassionate imagination. Gripping, sad, funny, by turns aching and antic and, as always, exceedingly well-observed and written, The Unfolding opens up another one of her jagged windows, at times indistinguishable from a crack, in the world that is always unfolding, and always vanishing, around us." - Michael Chabon

"A.M. Homes has perfectly captured an America as it lurches toward freak-out, and a family as it shreds the lies it's been living by... Hilarious and shocking and heartbreaking and just a little bit deranged." - Nathan Hill

"Compelling, funny, horrifying, and tremendously astute, this novel cuts right to the bone." - Phil Klay

"The Unfolding is Swiftian in its energy and bite, yet brimful of compassion and emotion. The entwining of the personal and the political feels as if it's born again to a sparkling new life. How does she do it?" - Neel Mukherjee

"A terrific black comedy, written almost entirely in pitch-perfect dialogue, that feels terrifying close to the unfunny truth." - Salman Rushdie

"How can a book be hilarious and chilling at the same time? A.M. Homes's The Unfolding is a modern masterpiece, a scary immersion deep into the heart of American power." - Gary Shteyngart


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