After a decade living in England, Jeremy O'Keefe returns to New York, where he has been hired as a professor of German history at New York University. Though comfortable in his new life, and happy to be near his daughter once again, Jeremy continues to feel the quiet pangs of loneliness. Walking through the city at night, it's as though he could disappear and no one would even notice. But soon Jeremy's life begins taking strange turns.
A young Mickey navigates through the dense Texas humidity of the '70s and out onto the porch every single time his granddaddy calls him, where he's presented with the heirloom recipe for life, love, and manhood. But all the logic and insight in the world cannot prepare him to operate correctly in the presence of a wonderfully beautiful little girl who moves in just behind his rear fence.
"Jane Two is a masterpiece..."
In her lush garden on the Western Cape, Clare Wald, world-renowned author, takes up her pen and confronts her life. Ambitious young writer Sam Leroux has returned to South Africa to write Clare's biography. But how honest is she prepared to be? As Sam and Clare turn over the events of her life, she begins to seek reconciliation, absolution. But just below the surface of her story lie Sam's own ghosts.
"complexity is the ennemy of a pleasant reading..."
From the critically-acclaimed author of Absolution comes a nail-biting story of the utter failure of the American dream, and the greatest fears that lurk in every one of us. Poplar Farm is being carved up; a mini-massacre replicating the destruction of lives and societies taking place all over America. When the developer is driven insane by the failure of his artistic vision, Julia and Nathaniel arrive from Chicago and buy up the home in a foreclosure sale. They move into the half-finished house, yet violence lies just beneath the surface of this land, and simmers deep within Nathaniel.