Author: Yannick Murphy
Original language: English
“This is a wonderful novel. Original, suspenseful, funny, and profoundly moving. It’s about family, community, the human bond with animals, and – oh yeah – spaceships. I am in awe of Yannick Murphy’s achievement and I plan to recommend it to everyone I know.” – Geraldine Brooks
The daily rhythm of a veterinarian’s family in rural New England is shaken when a hunting accident leaves their eldest son in a coma. With the lives of his loved ones unhinged, the veterinarian struggles to maintain stability while searching for the man responsible. But in the midst of their great trial an unexpected visitor arrives, requesting a favor that will have profound consequences – testing a loving father’s patience, humor, and resolve and forcing husband and wife to come to terms with what ‘family’ truly means.
The Call is a gift from one of the most talented and extraordinary voices in contemporary fiction – a unique and heartfelt portrait of a family, poignant and rich in humor and imagination.