The Gunners (Paperback)
Counterpoint LLC, 9781640091948, 288pp.
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
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"A riveting portrayal of the joys and mysteries of growing up, and of friendship itself." --People Mikey Callahan, a thirty-year-old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration, struggles to establish human connections--even his emotional life is a blur. As the novel begins, he is reuniting with "The Gunners," his group of childhood friends, after one of them has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about herself and her friends. In this quietly startling, beautiful book, Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness. "Kauffman has done something remarkable with The Gunners." --The New York Times Book Review "A moving novel . . . Like an intimate hangout session, dashed with suspense and a few extra layers of emotional beauty." --Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
REBECCA KAUFFMAN is originally from rural northeastern Ohio. She received her BA in classical violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and several years later, Kauffman received her MFA in creative writing from NYU. She currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She is the author of Another Place You've Never Been. Find more at rebeccakauffman.net.