Family of Origin
Published by DOUBLEDAY
In the irreverent and exuberant spirit of Kevin Wilson, Alissa Nutting, and Karen Russell, CJ Hauser speaks to a generation’s uncertainties: Is it possible to live in our broken world with both scientific pragmatism and hope? What does one generation owe another? How do we know which parts of the past, and ourselves, to jettison and which to keep? Delightfully funny, fiercely original, high-spirited and warm, Family of Origin grapples with questions of nature and nurture, evolution and mating, intimacy and betrayal, progress and forgiveness.
Hauser returns with a strange and heartbreaking novel about what it means to be a family… Hauser's ability to render the complexities of family relationships with radical honesty is a feat. A lesser writer would not be able to deliver the disturbing and weird with the grace that Hauser does.