KATHLEEN ALCOTT Infinite Home

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Infinite Home

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A beautifully wrought story of an ad hoc family and the crisis they must overcome together.

Edith is a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways -- in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart -- the renters struggle to navigate daily existence and soon come to realize that Edith's deteriorating mind, and the menacing presence of her estranged, unscrupulous son, Owen, is the greatest challenge they must confront together.

Faced with eviction by Owen and his designs on the building, the tenants -- Paulie, an unusually disabled man, and his burdened sister, Claudia; Edward, a misanthropic stand-up comic; Adeleine, a beautiful agoraphobe; Thomas, a young artist recovering from a stroke -- must find in one another what the world has not yet offered or has taken from them: family, respite, security, worth, love.

The threat to their home scatters them far from where they've begun, to an ascetic commune in Northern California, the motel rooms of depressed middle America, and a stunning natural phenomenon in Tennessee, endangering their lives and their visions of themselves along the way.

With humanity, humor, grace, and striking prose, Kathleen Alcott portrays these unforgettable characters in their search for connection, for a life worth living, for home.

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Kathleen Alcott is the author of the novel The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, which was translated into several languages. Her fiction, criticism, and essays appear in such publications as the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Coffin Factory, The Rumpus, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. Born in Northern California, she currently resides in Brooklyn.

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''Quietly wonderful... Alcott displays a deft hand with every one of her odd and startingly real characters.... The voices in this book speak volumes. A luminous second novel from a first-class storyteller.'' --Kirkus (STARRED)

''A stunningly sensitive exploration of how families are made and unmade, and how the search for one's place in the world can come to define a life. Kathleen Alcott writes characters so achingly real, they will take up permanent residence in your imagination. This novel is the evidence of a wondrous talent at work.'' --Laura van den Berg, author of The Isle of Youth and Find Me

''Infinite Home is Kathleen Alcott at her lyrical best. In her arresting new novel, she explores the boundaries of family and fraternity, with a Brooklyn brownstone as the nexus of the occupants' interlocking worlds.'' --Nathan Englander

''Kathleen Alcott is part sculptor and part fire-breather -- not only are these characters intricately carved but they stand up, walk right off the page and beckon us into a story that is both vivid and welcoming.'' --Ramona Ausubel, author of No One is Here Except All of Usand A Guide to Being Born

''Vibrant, inventive, expansive. Kathleen Alcott has peered through the walls of an everyday apartment building and transformed the private lives of its tenants into pure poetry. Infinite Home is as much a story of those neighbors we may only know in passing, as it is a commentary on the beauty and misfortune of our modern age.'' --Said Sayrafiezadeh, author of Brief Encounters with the Enemy

''Starting with the first page of Infinite Home, you will feel it: something different, something brave, and something fundamentally amazing about Kathleen Alcott's power over the English language. Every yearning character in this breakout novel is flesh and blood. Alcott's roving heart, and power as a storyteller, may very well be limitless.'' --Patrick Somerville, author of This Bright River

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