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A Hole in the Universe

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A Hole in the Universe

From the acclaimed author of Songs in Ordinary Time comes a moving new novel of forgiveness and redemption

When Oprah Winfrey chose Mary McGarry Morris's Songs in Ordinary Time for her book club, she brought more than a million new readers under the spell of a novelist praised by the Boston Sunday Globe as "brilliantly acute...remarkable" and by USA Today as "extraordinary."

In her stunning new novel, Morris introduces us to Gordon Loomis, who, after twenty-five years in jail for a senseless high school murder, cannot come to terms with the enormity of his crime and its violation of all that is good and right. A giant of a man, he has learned to preserve a polite low profile and meager expectations for his life. Pressed by his family to start over, he stubbornly refuses to leave his old home and neighborhood—now devastated by a quarter century of decline. A Hole in the Universe follows Gordon and the three women who care for him as they force him to confront real life.

Graced with Morris's signature command of dialogue, her talent for creating vivid, unforgettable characters, and her masterful use of suspense,  A Hole in the Universe is an engrossing story from "one of the most skillful authors at work in America today" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).

A Hole in the Universe
by Mary McGarry Morris

  • Publication Date: March 8, 2004
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult
  • ISBN-10: 0670032883
  • ISBN-13: 9780670032884