From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?

When Margaret's fiancée, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him.

Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence.

Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, and yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family.

With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives.

"Haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization"-Wall Street Journal

"Ambitious and stirring . . . With Imagine Me Gone , Haslett has reached another level."-New York Times Book Review
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Όταν ο αρραβωνιαστικός της Μάργκαρετ νοσηλεύεται με κατάθλιψη, η νεαρή γυναίκα καλείται να κάνει μια επιλογή: ή να προχωρήσει με τα σχέδιά τους ή να απομακρυνθεί από τα ενδεχόμενα μελλοντικά προβλήματα. Αποφασίζει να τον παντρευτεί. 

Με αφετηρία αυτή την πράξη αγάπης και πίστης, ξετυλίγεται η αξέχαστη ιστορία τους. Στην καρδιά της βρίσκονται τα τρία τους παιδιά, και συγκεκριμένα, ο μεγαλύτερος γιος τους, ο Μάικλ, ένας έξοχος λάτρης της μουσικής, ο οποίος πάσχει από αγχώδη διαταραχή και μπορεί να επιβιώσει μόνο παρωδώντας την πραγματικότητα. Καθώς τα χρόνια περνούν, τα δύο μικρότερα αδέρφια, η Σίλια και ο Άλεκ, μαζί με τη μητέρα τους, θα αγωνιστούν για να βοηθήσουν τον Μάικλ, καθώς η κατάστασή του γίνεται ολοένα πιο προβληματική και ασταθής.

Ένα έξοχο αφήγημα, ένα σπάνιο μυθιστόρημα που ζωντανεύει με μοναδική ευαισθησία και διεισδυτικότητα τη διαδρομή μιας οικογένειας που έρχεται αντιμέτωπη με το απόλυτο ερώτημα: Ως πού θα φτάνατε για να σώσετε τους πιο αγαπημένους σας ανθρώπους;

From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?

When Margaret's fiancée, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him.

Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence.

Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, and yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family.

With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives.

"Haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization"-Wall Street Journal

"Ambitious and stirring . . . With Imagine Me Gone , Haslett has reached another level."-New York Times Book Review
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