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The News from the End of the World

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The News from the End of the World

Meet the lovable but dysfunctional Lake family over the four days that will make or break them

When Vance Lake --- broke, jobless and recently dumped --- takes refuge with twin brother Craig back home on Cape Cod, he unwittingly finds himself smack in the middle of a crisis that would test the bonds of even the most cohesive family, let alone the Lakes. Craig is strangely mournful and angry at equal turns. His exasperated wife, Gina, is on the brink of an affair. At the center of it all is 17-year-old Amanda: adored niece, rebellious daughter and stubborn stepdaughter. She’s also pregnant. 

Told in alternating points of view by each member of this colorful New England clan, and infused with the quiet charm of the Cape in the off-season, THE NEWS FROM THE END OF THE WORLD follows one family into a crucible of pent-up resentments, old and new secrets, and memories long buried. Only by coming to terms with their pasts, both separately and together, do they stand a chance of emerging intact.

The News from the End of the World
by Emily Jeanne Miller

  • Publication Date: February 21, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN-10: 0547734417
  • ISBN-13: 9780547734415