I Know This Much Is True: A Novel
With his stunning debut novel, She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb won the adulation of critics and readers with his mesmerizing tale of one woman's painful yet triumphant journey of self-discovery. Now, this brilliantly talented writer returns with I Know This Much Is True, a heartbreaking and poignant multigenerational saga of the reproductive bonds of destruction and the powerful force of forgiveness. A masterpiece that breathtakingly tells a story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal—this novel is a contemporary retelling of an ancient Hindu myth. A proud king must confront his demons to achieve salvation. Change yourself, the myth instructs, and you will inhabit a renovated world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
2.5 stars Lamb writes the psychoanalytic process so well. However, this book bogged down with unnecessary detail (the grandfather's diary, for example). Twin brothers, one of whom is schizophrenic ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cleoxcat - LibraryThing
What can you say about a novel that starts out with a suicide, includes a monkey with an almost incestuous relationship, and a young man who comes of age, along with the other characters who mature through the story? This one is a keeper to reread in my old age. Read full review