In Jack, A. M. Homes gives us a teenager who wants nothing more than to be normal—even if being normal means having divorced parents and a rather strange best friend. But when Jack’s father takes him out in a rowboat on Lake Watchmayoyo and tells his son he’s gay, nothing will ever be normal again. Out of Jack’s struggle to redefine what “family” means, A. M. Homes crafts a novel of enormous humor, charm, and resonance, the most convincing, funny, and insightful novel about adolescence since The Catcher in the Rye.
A.M. Homes is the author of This Book Will Save Your Life, Things You Should Know, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, the Safety of Objects, Jack, the travel memoir Los Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill, and most recently, the memoir, The MIstress's Daughter. Amng her many awardsare Guggenheim and NEA fellowships. She is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, and has published fiction and essays in The New Yorker, Granata, Harper's, McSweeney's Artforum, and The New York Times. She lives in New York City.