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Publisher Description

A Finalist for the PEN/ Faulkner Award

n Amazon Best Book of the Year

A Washington Post Notable Book

A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick

One of Bustle's "Most Important Books of 2016"

Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year in Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, BuzzFeed, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, Ploughshares, Bustle, TheMillions, BookRiot, The Oregonian, The San Diego Union-Tribune, River City Reading, Indigo

Grief-stricken after his mother's death and three years of wandering the world, Victor is longing for a family and a sense of purpose. He believes he's found both when he returns home to Seattle only to be swept up in a massive protest. With young, biracial Victor o one side of the barricades and his estranged father--the white chief of police--on the opposite, the day descends into chaos, capturing in its confusion the activists, police, bystanders, and citizens from all around the world who'd arrived that day brimming with hope. By the day's end, they have all committed acts they never thought possible.

As heartbreaking as it is pulse-pounding, Yapa's virtuosic debut asks profound questions about the power of empathy in our hyper-connected modern world, and the limits of compassion, all while exploring how far we must go for family, for justice, and for love.

Fiction & Literature
January 12
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

FantasticMikeJ ,

Astonishingly and beautifully written

Astonishingly and beautifully written.

rxf2 ,

Ken Kesey goes to a riot

That is an overly simplistic heading but meant as the highest praise.

Kozmickid's better half ,

Would give six if I could

Character-driven stories are my favorites, and in this novel Mr. Yapa has created seven people of tremendous complexity. I was hooked from the beginning by his intense and urgent writing; but I appreciated and needed the intermission chapters, as they seemed to give me an opportunity to catch my breath, a luxury his characters don't get.

By the characters' actions and inner dialogs, I became privy to every human condition and emotion, from wretchedness to naive hope. I arrived at the end in tears, heartbroken and elated. I would have read this book in one sitting if I could have, but I had to give my own emotions a rest here and there! What a fantastic book, one I'm sure I'll read many times.