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Helen Moran is thirty-two years old, single, childless, college educated, and partially employed as a guardian of troubled young people in New York. She is accepting a furniture delivery in her shared studio apartment when her uncle calls to break the news: Helen’s adoptive brother is dead.

According to the Internet, there are six possible reasons why her brother might have killed himself. But Helen knows better: she knows that six reasons is only shorthand for “the abyss.” Helen also knows that she alone is qualified to launch a serious investigation into his death, so she purchases a one-way ticket to Milwaukee. There, as she searches her childhood home and attempts to uncover why someone would choose to die, she will face her estranged family, her brother’s few friends, and the overzealous grief counselor, Chad Lambo; she may also discover what it truly means to be alive.

A bleakly comic tour de force that’s by turns poignant, uproariously funny, and viscerally unsettling, this debut novel has shades of Bernhard, Beckett, and Bowles—and it announces the singular voice of Patty Yumi Cottrell.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Patty Yumi Cottrell’s prose…draws the reader right into the heart of this wonderfully spiky hedgehog of a book…[and] what is ultimately a tremendously moving act of imagination.”

    Helen Oyeyemi, author of What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

  • “In this completely absorbing novel of devastation and estrangement, Patty Yumi Cottrell introduces herself as a modern Robert Walser. Her voice is unflinching, unforgettable, and animated with a restless sense of humor.”

    Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody Is Ever Missing

  • "Sorry to Disrupt the Peace had me [feeling]…ebullient and spent, grateful to be reminded that life is only funny and gorgeous because life is also strange and sad.”

    Lindsay Hunter, author of Ugly Girls

  • “Patty Yumi Cottrell’s adoption of the rambling and specific absurd…[is] about a way of being in the world, an always new and necessary way to contend with this garbage that surrounds us, these false portraits of our hearts and minds. This book is not a diversion—it’s a lifeline.”

    Jesse Ball, author of How to Set a Fire and Why

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