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From the bestselling author of The Hours and Specimen Days comes a generous, masterfully crafted novel with all the power of a Greek tragedy.

The epic tale of an American family, Flesh and Blood follows three generations of the Stassos clan as it is transformed by ambition, love, and history. Constantine Stassos, a Greek immigrant, marries Mary Cuccio, an Italian-American girl, and they have three children, each fated to a complex life. Susan is oppressed by her beauty and her father’s affections; Billy is brilliant—and gay; Zoe is a wild, heedless visionary. As the years pass, their lives unfold in ways that compel them—and their parents—to meet ever greater challenges.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] wonderful…sprawling, old-fashioned novel.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “One of our very best writers…has produced a work of dramatic humanity at a high and poetic level.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • “The book buzzcuts like Edward Scissorhands through the conventionally dull pastures of the American family saga.” 

    Vanity Fair

  • “His prose is rich, graceful, and luminous, and he exhibits a remarkable maturity of vision and understanding of the human condition. Cunningham illuminates the chasm between parents and children in contemporary America…A transcendent testament to the power of human endurance.” 

    Publishers Weekly

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