Mountain Road, Late at Night

Alan Rossi

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 06-02-2020

£14.99

When a couple are killed on an isolated road in North Carolina they leave behind an orphaned son and grieving relatives who must decide between them who will be his caretaker, in a compulsive novel exploring the nature of family.

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Description

‘One to watch in 2020′ – Irish Times’An extraordinary debut for an extraordinary new talent’ — Frederick Barthelme, author of There Must Be Some Mistake Nicholas and his wife April live in a remote cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains with their four-year-old son, Jack. They keep their families at a distance, rejecting what their loved ones think of as ‘normal’. In the early hours of a Wednesday morning, they are driving home from a party when their car crashes on a deserted road and they are killed.As the couple’s grieving relatives descend on the family home, they are forced to decide who will care for the child Nicholas and April left behind. Nicholas’s brother, Nathaniel, and his wife Stephanie feel entirely unready to be parents but his mother and father have issues of their own. And April’s mother, Tammy, is driving across the country to claim her grandson.Experiencing a few traumatic days in the minds of each family member, Alan Rossi’s Mountain Road, Late at Night is a taut, nuanced and breathtaking look at what we do when everything goes wrong, and the frightening fact that life carries on, regardless. It is a gripping, affecting and extremely accomplished debut.

Additional information

Weight 0.38 kg
Dimensions 32 × 144 × 226 mm
Page Count 256