A darkly comic
novel of twenty-first-century domestic life and the possibility of personal
Harold Silver has spent a lifetime watching his younger
brother, George—a taller, smarter, and more successful high-flying TV
executive—acquire a covetable wife, two kids, and a beautiful home in the
suburbs of New York City. But Harry, a historian and Nixon scholar, also knows
George has a murderous temper, and when George loses control, the result is an
act of violence so shocking that both brothers are hurled into entirely new
lives in which they both must seek absolution.
Harry finds himself suddenly playing parent to his
brother’s two adolescent children, tumbling down the rabbit hole of Internet
sex, dealing with aging parents who move through time like travelers on a
fantastic voyage. As Harry builds a twenty-first-century family created by
choice rather than biology, we become all the more aware of the ways in which
our history, both personal and political, can become our destiny and either
compel us to repeat our errors or be the catalyst for change.
May We Be Forgiven is an unnerving, funny tale of unexpected intimacies and of how
one deeply fractured family might begin to put itself back together. Download and start listening now!