Requiem, Mass. (Paperback)

By John Dufresne

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393334869, 322pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009

August 2008 Indie Next List

“John Dufresne's honey-and-broken-glass novel of a most unusual family shines with his understated and utterly poignant writing. Requiem Mass is sure to make anyone pick up all of his backlist.”
— Aaron Curtis, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
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John Dufresne takes us to Requiem, Massachusetts, where Johnny's mom is driving in the breakdown lane once again. Dad is down South somewhere living his secret life. And little sister Audrey, when she's not walking her cat Deluxe in a baby stroller, spends her time locked in a closet. Johnny, meanwhile, is hell-bent on saving the family from itself.