Loneliness. On the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in most places in the United States, an extramarital affair is not a rare event to shock the community. In her debut novel titled, Among the Ten Thousand Things, Pierpont presents the Shanley family, husband, wife, brother and sister, and begins with a dramatic way in which the infidelity of husband Jack comes to light. What Pierpont goes on to do is reveal the loneliness of each character over time, and the ways in which love can endure hardship and infidelity. Pierpont writes with great skill, and I look forward to reading more of her writing.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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