Onward Toward What We're Going Toward

Onward Toward What We're Going Toward

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Synopsis

Set over the last half of the twentieth century, Onward Toward What We're Going Toward is the epic story of the decline and fall of an American family.

Postwar newlyweds Chic and Diane Waldbeeser are determined to carve out a life for themselves and their son, Lomax, in Middleville, Illinois. But when ten-year-old Loxax dies, Chic and Diane take refuge in religion, haiku poetry, doll collecting, food and bowling as they try to make sense of their overwhelming grief and guilt.

Meanwhile Chic's older brother, Buddy, struggles to make a life with his exotic, naïve wife Lijy - who is hiding a devastating secret of her own - while attempting to introduce the residents of Middleville to vegetarianism and Ayurveda. (An unusual endeavour in mid-century Middle America.)

Onward Toward What We're Going Toward is a bittersweet paean to failed lives and missed opportunities, and a deeply heartfelt and gloriously funny dissection of the American Dream.

About the Publisher

Corsair

Corsair

Corsair has also joined Little, Brown from Constable & Robinson and publishes a wide range of literary titles, from the frank, funny musings of ?bad feminist? Roxane Gay to Jennifer Egan?s A Visit From the Goon Squad and Martin Hughes-Game?s memoir on life in the wild. Corsair is a diverse list, united under a single strategy: to publish the very best in ambitious and ground-breaking fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781472115348
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Corsair
Pub date:
Edition: C format original
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 486g
Height: 235mm
Width: 154mm
Spine width: 30mm