Jen Beagin holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine, and is a recipient of a 2017 Whiting Award in fiction. She is the author of Pretend I’m Dead and Vacuum in the Dark. A former cleaning lady, she lives in Hudson, New York.
This noisy domesticity is upset by the arrival of Susie's fifteen-year-old son. Percy is bored, idle, and full of rage. When Percy catches Jack in an indelibly shameful moment, Jack learns that the smallest act of revenge has consequences beyond his imagining. The world, it turns out, is not so simple.
Subversively smart and unapologetically funny, clever and a little dangerous, The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. explores the cost of forgiveness. It is a powerful debut from a fearlessly original voice.
They drive each other crazy. And they both have something to hide. But we all have our secrets. It's just that some are bigger than others ...
Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments—and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house sitter for his rambling old place by the sea. When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job. Where has she come from in such a hurry? Her past is blank, and she's a bit of an enigma. But there's something about her—even though sparks fly every time they meet. And it looks like she's here to stay ...
"Intimate and involving ... romance bubbles." —Metro
"Secrets will make you smile, sigh, and cheer as this story proves love can be found in the most unexpected places." —Sunday Express
"Another surefire hit for Freya!" —Heat