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The Second Life of Samuel Tyne
by Esi Edugyan

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List Price: $14.99
Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780060736040
Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
Publisher: HarperCollins
Parent Company: News Corporation
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Book Description:
In this riveting narrative of family and middle-age angst, Esi Edugyan gives us Aster, an all-white suburban enclave. Far removed from the frenzied ways of city life, this small town at first seems an idyllic place to hide away, a place for a man like Samuel Tyne—an African immigrant caught in an impassive marriage, nursing a tenuous connection to his twin daughters, and harboring a growing hatred for his government job—to escape to. When his uncle Jacob suddenly dies, leaving him a rural estate, Samuel promptly packs up his reluctant family, and moves them to his uncle’s crumbling mansion. But Samuel soon discovers that Aster is not the haven he had wished for. In fact, there’s a strangeness to the town only to be outdone by the strangeness of his own daughters, who are particularly affected by the town’s odd goings-on, including a number of mysterious fires. In short order, the new life Samuel Tyne envisioned for himself begins to disintegrate as a dark current of menace is turned upon his family.Already a book-club favorite, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne is a foreboding and mesmeric read from a welcome and dazzling new voice.

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