Brand New Human Being

Brand New Human Being Cover

Brand New Human Being

By Emily Jeanne Miller

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780547734361, 272pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2012

Description
"When your compass is taken away, how do you navigate?" Stay-at-home dad Logan Pyle is holding his life together by a thread: his larger-than-life father, Gus, has just died, his wife is distant, and his kindergarten-age son has regressed to drinking from a baby bottle and sucking his thumb. Complicating matters further is Bennie, Gus's beautiful young widow, with whom Logan has a troubled past. When the thread finally snaps, Logan's actions threaten to tear the family he treasures apart. Carried by Logan's wry, original voice, this moving debut follows one man's journey from child to parent.