In A Country Of Mothers | Granta

  • Published: 04/04/2013
  • ISBN: 9781847087270
  • 129x20mm
  • 288 pages

In A Country Of Mothers

A.M. Homes

For Claire Roth, an established psychotherapist with an adoring husband and children, her new patient – Jody Goodman, a witty and attractive young filmmaker – is a welcome diversion from her predictable life. Jody, successful, yet uncertain, is disarmed by Claire’s interest and approval. Gradually, the boundaries between friendship and family, between love and compulsion, start to blur – especially when one of them starts to believe fanatically that some things simply cannot be coincidences, and that what they share, in fact, is the deepest bond of all. In a Country of Mothers is a transfixing psychological thriller, and with it A.M. Homes forces us to confront our own judgements about sanity, danger and desire.

Very few writers push the envelope with such style and confidence

Mark Haddon

Irresistibly pulls the reader into a vortex of damaged faith. Fiercely witty, frenetically paced, and seriously engaged with significant issues

Maddison Smartt Bell

The imagination that shapes A.M. Homes's fiction is exhilaratingly perverse

New York Times Book Review

The Author

A. M. Homes is the author of the novels,This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers and Jack, and three collections of short stories, Days of Awe, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects and the highly acclaimed memoir, The Mistress’s Daughter, as well as the travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and writes frequently on arts and culture for numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives in New York City.

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