Another brilliant novel from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Adam Haslett. The way Haslett writes the inner lives of his characters is so insightful and intelligent - especially the characters with mental illness. I think this book could be really eye-opening for people with depressed and mentally ill family members - writing like this is the best of what art can accomplish that science can't. To really understand what it feels like to be trapped in a brain like Michael's is powerful, and frightening, and ultimately illuminating— Sarah B.
May 2016 Indie Next List
“Imagine Me Gone is a deeply moving portrayal of a family's complex love for one another as they manage and respond to the shape-shifting undercurrent of mental illness experienced by both father and son. A compelling read on every level, this novel is crafted with impressive emotional sensitivity, providing a direct feed into the inner lives and secrets of each character. Writing of this caliber is a rare thing. Haslett has created a gem of a novel that I will recommend over and over again.”
— Nancy Scheemaker (W), Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, NY
About the Author
Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection "You Are Not a Stranger Here," which was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, and the novel "Union Atlantic," winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. His books have been translated into eighteen languages, and he has received the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, the PEN/Malamud Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He lives in New York City.