The Hole We're in

The Hole We're in

A Novel

Book - 2010
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With The Hole We're In --a bold, timeless, yet all too timely novel about a troubled American family navigating an even more troubled America--award-winning author and screenwriter, Gabrielle Zevin, delivers a work that places her in the ranks of our shrewdest social observers and top literary talents. Meet the Pomeroys: a church-going family living in a too-red house in a Texas college town. Roger, the patriarch, has impulsively gone back to school, only to find his future ambitions at odds with the temptations of the present. His wife, Georgia, tries to keep things afloat at home, but she's been feeding the bill drawer with unopened envelopes for months and never manages to confront its swelling contents. In an attempt to climb out of the holes they've dug, Roger and Georgia make a series of choices that have catastrophic consequences for their three children--especially for Patsy, the youngest, who will spend most of her life fighting to overcome them. The Hole We're In shines a spotlight on some of the most relevant issues of today: over-reliance on credit, gender and class politics, and the war in Iraq. But it is Zevin's deft exploration of the fragile economy of family life that makes this a book for the ages.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Grove/Atlantic, 2010
ISBN: 9780802119230
Branch Call Number: F Zev
Alternative Title: Hole we are in


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Jun 16, 2015

I like how the author deals with ambiguity, and the juxtapositions that are part of our everyday lives.

beebee40 Aug 31, 2014

Trite, cardboard characters, cliches abound, weak story line- a very disappointing book which I closed after 30 or so pages

Oct 17, 2010

Book jumps ahead a lot and leaves a lot left unanswered. The humour made it an ok read.


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