By Lee Irby
Edwin Stith, a failed novelist and faculty writing teacher in upstate ny, is returning domestic for the weekend to Richmond, Virginia, to have a good time his mother's wedding—to a miles more youthful guy. Edwin has a unusual courting with the reality. he's a liar who's brutally sincere. He may possibly or is probably not drowsing along with his scholars, he could or will not be getting fired, and he might or won't have killed his ex-wife, a lover, and his brand-new stepsister.
Stith's dysfunctional homecoming leads him deep right into a morass of long-gestating secrets and techniques and hazards, of old-flames nonetheless burning robust and new passions able to eat every thing he holds expensive. yet relatives disorder is barely eclipsed through Edwin's personal, resulting in profound suspense and utter hilarity. Lee Irby has crafted a scorching smooth vintage of darkish urges, lies, and secrets and techniques that harks again to the unsettling obsessions of Edgar Allan Poe—with a masterful finishing that might have you ever pondering for days.
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Riotous and riveting, this can be the tale of a captivating university professor who almost certainly did not—but probably did—kill his ex-wife. Or another person. Or not anyone. Irby performs with the mystery trope in unimaginably smart methods. Edwin Stith, a failed novelist and faculty writing teacher in upstate long island, is returning domestic for the weekend to Richmond, Virginia, to rejoice his mother's wedding—to a far more youthful guy.
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