Northwest Corner: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group
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2011
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“Nuanced and moving . . . [a] story about the indestructible bonds of family.”—The New York Times

From John Burnham Schwartz, one of the our most compelling and compassionate writers, comes a riveting novel about the complex, fierce, ultimately inspiring resilience of families in the face of life’s most difficult and unexpected challenges. Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, at fifty, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, Dwight manages a sporting goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn’t revealed the truth about his past. Then Sam, Dwight’s estranged college-age son, shows up without warning, fleeing a devastating incident in his own life. As the two men are forced to confront their similar natures and their half-buried hopes for connection, they must also search for redemption in their attempts to rewrite, outrun, or eradicate the past.
 
Praise for Northwest Corner

“A great American novel.”—Abraham Verghese
 
“One of the most emotionally commanding novels of the year."—NPR
 
“Exhilarating . . . In Schwartz’s hands, the narrative unfolds delicately, each chapter a puzzle piece that fits seamlessly into the whole. [Grade:] A.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“A compelling tale of a family . . . finding their way back together again.”—The Christian Science Monitor
 
“Stark and deeply affecting . . . Readers will grow to care deeply about whether and how [the characters’] lives can be redeemed.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 

“The masterful Northwest Corner is that finest of things—a moral novel about mortal events.”—Dennis Lehane

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“Nuanced and moving . . . [a] story about the indestructible bonds of family.”—The New York Times
From John Burnham Schwartz, one of the our most compelling and compassionate writers, comes a riveting novel about the complex, fierce, ultimately inspiring resilience of families in the face of life’s most difficult and unexpected challenges. Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, at fifty, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, Dwight manages a sporting goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn’t revealed the truth about his past. Then Sam, Dwight’s estranged college-age son, shows up without warning, fleeing a devastating incident in his own life. As the two men are forced to confront their similar natures and their half-buried hopes for connection, they must also search for redemption in their attempts to rewrite, outrun, or eradicate the past.
 
Praise for Northwest Corner
“A great American novel.”—Abraham Verghese
 
“One of the most emotionally commanding novels of the year."—NPR
 
“Exhilarating . . . In Schwartz’s hands, the narrative unfolds delicately, each chapter a puzzle piece that fits seamlessly into the whole. [Grade:] A.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“A compelling tale of a family . . . finding their way back together again.”—The Christian Science Monitor
 
“Stark and deeply affecting . . . Readers will grow to care deeply about whether and how [the characters’] lives can be redeemed.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 

“The masterful Northwest Corner is that finest of things—a moral novel about mortal events.”—Dennis Lehane

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