Is there any father worse than Abraham? Are there any unhappier families than the first family of Genesis? In the follow-up to his The Bend of the World, Jacob Bacharach enlivens these existential questions in a tale that replaces the biblical Ur with New York City, the land of Canaan with the rust-belt river valleys of western Pennsylvania. Fleeing from a failed relationship, Isabel Giordani leaves Manhattan for Pittsburgh to accept a job at the underachieving nonprofit Future Cities Institute and insinuates herself into the aimless lives of Isaac Mayer and his father, Abbie. An architect turned crooked real estate developer, Abbie claims to be chasing after an unexpected heavenly vision—one that inevitably embroils the Mayer family within the political and familial machinations of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Liveright, March 2017
Product Dimensions: 8.3 L × 5.6 W × 0.9 H
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