The Boys

A Novel

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Pub Date Jul 26 2022 | Archive Date Jul 31 2022

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“Hafner’s taut and utterly delightful debut is a novel of multitudes. . . . What a wonder of storytelling.”—Weike Wang, New York Times

New York Times Editor’s Choice * Good Morning America Reading Pick * LitHub Most Anticipated Book * Christian Science Monitor Summer Reading Pick

A delicious summer read filled with humor and surprise for readers of Anne Tyler and Kevin Wilson.

When introverted Ethan Fawcett marries fun-loving Barb, so comfortable in the world, he has every reason to believe he will be delivered from a lifetime of solitude. She fills his world with a sense of adventure, expanding his horizons beyond his comfortable routine. To ease Ethan’s fears of becoming a father, Barb suggests they foster two young brothers, Tommy and Sam, and Ethan immediately falls in love with the boys.

When the pandemic hits, he becomes obsessed with providing a perfect life for them. But instead of bringing Barb and Ethan closer together, the boys become a wedge in their relationship, as Ethan is unable to share with Barb a secret that has been haunting him since childhood. Then Ethan takes Tommy and Sam on a biking trip in Italy, and it becomes clear just how unusual Ethan and his boys are.

“Hafner’s taut and utterly delightful debut is a novel of multitudes. . . . What a wonder of storytelling.”—Weike Wang, New York Times

New York Times Editor’s Choice * Good Morning America Reading...


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ISBN 9781954118058
PRICE $27.00 (USD)
PAGES 256

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