Body of Jonah Boyd
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It's 1969 and Judith 'Denny' Denham has just begun an affair with Dr Ernest Wright, a psychology professor at Wellspring University, who just happens to be her boss. Ernest's wife, Nancy, has taken Denny under her wing as a general confidante. Ernest's eldest son has fled over the Canadian border to escape the draft, while his only daughter has embarked on a secret affair with her father's protégé. The remaining son, Ben, is fifteen, and as delicate and insufferable as only a poetry-writing fifteen-year-old can be. That autumn, Denny spends Thanksgiving with the Wrights and their assortment of strays, including two honoured guests: thew eagerly anticipates Anne and Anne's new husband, the novelist Johah Boyd. The chain of events set in motion that Thanksgiving will change the lives of everyone involved in ways that none can imagine, and that won't become clair for decades to come. Hilarious and scorching, by turns tender and tendentious, David Leavitt's first novel in four years is a tribute to the power of home, the lure of success, the mystery of originality, and, above all, the sisterhood of secretaries. Flawlessly crafted and full of surprises, it is the perfect showcase for this author's considerable skills.