REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS
Out now in paperback
What happens to a family when a lost child returns?
In the four years since Justin’s abduction his family has become a group of separate units, each nursing their pain and guilt. Now, when they should be at their happiest, how can they forgive each other and become a family again?
A gripping literary novel with the pace of a thriller, Remember Me Like This introduces Bret Anthony Johnston as a gifted storyteller.
‘I love this novel’ JOHN IRVING’
Four years have passed since Justin Campbell’s disappearance, a tragedy that rocked the small town of Southport, Texas. Did he run away? Was he kidnapped? Did he drown in the bay? As the Campbells search for answers, they struggle to hold what’s left of their family together.
Then one afternoon, the impossible happens. The police call to report that Justin has been found only miles away in a nearby town, and most important, he appears to be fine. And though the reunion is a miracle, Justin’s homecoming exposes the deep rifts that have diminished his family, the wounds they all carry that may never fully heal. Trying to return to normal, his parents do their best to ease Justin back into his old life. But as thick summer heat takes hold, violent storms churn in the Gulf and in the Campbells’ hearts. When a reversal of fortune lays bare the family’s greatest fears – and offers perhaps their only hope for recovery – each of them must fight to keep the ties that bind them from permanently tearing apart.
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the award-winning Corpus Christi: Stories, which was named a Best Book of the Year by The Independent and The Irish Times, and the editor of Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. His work appears in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he’s the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and a 5 Under 35 honor from the National Book Foundation. He teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and at Harvard University, where is the Director of Creative Writing.
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The extraordinarily ambitious debut of one of contemporary American most exquisitely talented voices, now available from Two Roads in a new paperback edition. Find out more here.
‘A gorgeous, accomplished debut’ – David Mitchell, Independent (Books of the Year)
‘Stunning and complex‘ – Los Angeles Times
‘These stories are relentlessly sober, large-hearted, and intense‘ – Boston Sunday Globe