New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship
Library Journal Hidden Gem
Hours after giving birth, a young woman flees her baby and her husband and slips into a new life, leaving both to rebuild lives for themselves without her.
"Tells a riveting story beautifully."
New York Daily News
"Fresh and vivid language."
"Leavitt has a wonderful insight into interpersonal relationships and writes in a style similar to that of Anne Tyler and Jane Smiley, capturing the rich complexities of everyday life."
"An emotional roller coaster...the story accelerates towards an inevitable, but somehow unpredictable crescendo. It is gut wrenching and engrossing."