Twenty-eight-year-old Miles is haunted by guilt for havin inadvertently caused the death of his step-brother, an incident that caused him to flee New York seven years previously. Now he lives in the sprawling flatlands of Florida, photographing the last traces of families who have abandoned their houses due to debt or foreclosure during the banking crisis. When a complicated romance forces him to go on the run again, he returns to Brooklyn to confront his father and his past.
'A wonderfully unpredictable story of fatal manipulations... fascinatingly enjoyable.'
- Literary Review
'This is Auster, so nothing turns out as you expect... Compelling.'
- Sunday Telegraph