New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian returns with a suspenseful story about a family’s lies, loss, and buried desire. In his latest novel, The Sleepwalker, wife and mother Annalee vanishes from her bed one night. Her sleepwalking affliction has led to bizarre and sometimes terrifying incidents in the past. As her children and husband begin searching for her with the help of a detective, the mystery surrounding Annalee’s disappearance becomes increasingly complicated. Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from the author of The Guest Room and Midwives.
Katie Kitamura’s novel A Separation is a mesmerizing, psychologically taut story about secrecy, intimacy and infidelity, and the gulf that divides a marriage. When a young woman agrees with her faithless husband that their marriage isn’t salvageable, they decide to keep their separation a secret. As she begins her new life, she gets word that her estranged spouse has gone missing in a remote region of Greece, and she reluctantly agrees to search for him. Adrift in the wild landscape, she traces the disintegration of their relationship and reflects upon her love for a man who may never have been what he appeared. A Separation is a riveting stylistic masterpiece of absence and presence that will leave the reader astonished and transfixed.