Leland Littlefield thinks he has a happy family. But the cracks are beginning to show. His wife of twenty-three years, Anna Grace, is distant and drifting further away, his adult children are busy handling their own victories and disasters, and everyone is becoming increasingly alienated from one another.
But Leland's struggles run deeper than a troubled home life. When he spends a pleasant evening alone with his son's quirky, bearded piano teacher, Scott, he is forced to grapple with unexpected feelings. Leland has always considered himself bisexual, but he has never acted on his attraction to men—that is, until a spontaneous, awkward kiss with Scott brings to light many of Leland's deepest fears and desires.
Leland is torn: Should he be true to himself and pursue a relationship with Scott? Or, would coming out finally push Anna Grace over the edge? Would his kids, so wrapped up in their own romances, careers, and emotional issues, be willing to accept him? Will their family, meant to be a refuge from the world, fall apart?
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The wide night sky
The novel has no compelling plotline but that is not a problem because the characters are so beautifully drawn. I found the writing delightful with a lot of erudite, "in jokes" with allusions to scientific and literary references as well as a lot of pop culture that eludes me.
Grip my soul.
It’s been a while since a book has grabbed my soul.
I had to read it slow by the end, cause I didn’t want it to end.
The honest writing, the description is clear, I felt like I was loosing friends. Or at least acquaintances that came and stayed while I was turning the pages.........