This stunning novelof friendship, guilt, and madness tells the story of two friends torn apart bya terrible secret—and the dark adventure that neither of them ever meant toembark upon.
It’s been ten years since the “incident,” and Adam haslong decided he’s better off without his former best friend, Thomas. Adam isworking as a tutor, sleeping with the mother of a student, spending lonelynights looking up his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, and pretending that he hassome more meaningful plan for an adult life. But when he receives an email fromThomas’ mother begging for his help, he finds himself drawn back into his oldfriend’s world and to the past he’s tried so desperately to forget. As Adamembarks upon a magnificently strange and unlikely journey, Ben Dolnick spins atale of spiritual reckoning, of search and escape, of longing, and of reaching forredemption—a tale of near hallucinatory power.