Happiness Falls (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Happiness Falls (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

by Angie Kim
Happiness Falls (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Happiness Falls (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

by Angie Kim

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The search for a missing father begins to unwind a tangle of family secrets in this riveting new novel from the author of Miracle Creek. Angie Kim weaves together a page-turning mystery, a domestic drama and a philosophic inquiry into the nature of language to create a novel that is wholly original and completely unforgettable.

This Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition will include a Q&A with the author and a reading group guide as well as a luxe package: beneath the jacket are a beautiful black and turquoise cover and endpapers with stamping that echoes the jacket art.

When a father goes missing, his family’s desperate search leads them to question everything they know about him and one another—both a riveting page-turner and a deeply moving portrait of a family in crisis from the award-winning author of Miracle Creek.

“A brilliant, satisfying, compassionate mystery that is as much about language and storytelling as it is about a missing father. I loved this book.”—Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times bestselling author of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

“I fell in love with the fascinating, brilliant family at the center of this riveting book.”—Ann Napolitano, author of Hello Beautiful

“We didn’t call the police right away.” Those are the electric first words of this extraordinary novel about a biracial Korean American family in Virginia whose lives are upended when their beloved father and husband goes missing.

Mia, the irreverent, hyperanalytical twenty-year-old daughter, has an explanation for everything—which is why she isn’t initially concerned when her father and younger brother Eugene don’t return from a walk in a nearby park. They must have lost their phone. Or stopped for an errand somewhere. But by the time Mia’s brother runs through the front door bloody and alone, it becomes clear that the father in this tight-knit family is missing and the only witness is Eugene, who has the rare genetic condition Angelman syndrome and cannot speak.

What follows is both a ticking-clock investigation into the whereabouts of a father and an emotionally rich portrait of a family whose most personal secrets just may be at the heart of his disappearance. Full of shocking twists and fascinating questions of love, language, and human connection, Happiness Falls is a mystery, a family drama, and a novel of profound philosophical inquiry. With all the powerful storytelling she brought to her award-winning debut, Miracle Creek, Angie Kim turns the missing-person story into something wholly original, creating an indelible tale of a family who must go to remarkable lengths to truly understand one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593731611
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/29/2023
Edition description: Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 8,934
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
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