In “her new masterwork” (The New York Times) Mary Laura Philpott returns with her distinctive voice to explore our protective instincts, the ways we continue to grow up long after we’re grown, and the limits — both tragic and hilarious — of the human body and mind.

“Her new masterwork… genius” – The New York Times, Editor’s Choice
“A beautifully wrought ode to life… [and] a precious gift to the world. Nora Ephron would approve.” – The Washington Post

Read an excerpt in The Atlantic — and another in the Washington Post.

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