Field Guide to the North American Family - Garth Risk Hallberg

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I have never read anything quite like Hallberg's Field Guide. It is akin to crossing together an anthropological study with a fictional account of two dysfunctional families. Composed of around 60 non-linear vignettes that tell the story of the Harrisons and the Hungates as they navigate what has become a common narrative thread of families hiding their imperfections and dissatisfaction behind the veneer provided by the American Dream. Hallberg gives us visions of children growing up, of people dying, of love blossoming, of desire, and of ennui.

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ISBN: 9781101874950
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Published: Knopf - October 31st, 2017