I am so excited about today’s Kindle Daily Deals! I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb is on sale for only $1.99! You guys. This is my absolute FAVORITE book of all time. And if you don’t want to take my word for it, check out all the fantastic reviews. I read this years ago and have been wanting to read it again so I’m going to grab it while it’s cheap. I have the hardcover version and it’s a really long book. Will be much easier to read on my Kindle!
Narrator Dominick Birdsey, once a high-school history teacher and now, at 40, a housepainter in upstate Connecticut, relates the process that led to his twin Thomas’s schizophrenic paranoia and the resulting chaos in both their lives. The book opens with a horrific scene in which Thomas slices off his right hand, declaring it a sacrifice demanded by God. Flashbacks illuminate the boys’ difficult childhoods: illegitimate, they never knew their father; diffident, gentle Thomas was verbally and physically abused by their bullying stepfather, who also terrorized their ineffectual mother. Scenes from the pivotal summer of 1969, when Dominick betrayed Thomas and others in crucial ways, are juxtaposed with his current life: his frustrating relationship with his scatterbrained live-in, Joy; his enduring love for his ex-wife, Dessa; his memories of their baby’s death and of his mother’s sad and terrified existence. All of this unfolds against his urgent need to release Thomas from a mental institution and the psychiatric sessions that finally force Dominick to acknowledge his own self-destructive impulses.
This book is so good, so well written. I actually cried when I finished because I missed the characters so much. I would definitely grab this book today while it’s on sale!
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