By Christopher Tilghman
With the deep emotion and perception of “a precise storyteller” (Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times), Christopher Tilghman, the writer of the acclaimed Mason’s Retreat and In a Father’s Place, has written a robust new novel of guys and girls, fathers and families.
Eric Alwin has long past to go to his aged father, a as soon as commanding and charismatic Maryland senator who has visible his public provider soured–and his relatives broken–by a intercourse scandal. figuring out that his personal unfaithfulness, his disaffection along with his occupation and marriage, appear to be a continuation of a kinfolk development, Eric is astonished to discover his father featuring a daring expedition.
The resulting journey in the course of the Deep South and the yank heartland turns into either a trip into the emotional fact of the Alwin relatives and a leap forward right into a new type of resilience and realizing, and love. alongside the way in which, Eric will recognize anew not just his mom, Audrey, yet his sisters, Alice and Poppy, and his personal spouse and son. As he discovers the fantastic mystery at the back of the scandal that outlined his father’s destiny, he'll additionally discover what he needs to do to form a extra actual and coherent lifestyles for himself.
Christopher Tilghman’s Roads of the Heart is an excellent fulfillment by way of an writer who, grappling with the lines and discords of latest American tradition, achieves a unique figuring out of the way kin love and lose and locate each other each day.
From the Hardcover edition.