Signal Fires: A novel (Hardcover)

Pre-Order Now Badge
Signal Fires: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now

Description


From the best-selling author of Inheritance, a gripping new novel about two families bound together across generations by an unspeakable tragedy.
 
"A haunting, moving, and propulsive exploration of family secrets.” —Meg Wolitzer, best-selling author of The Female Persuasion


Change one thing and everything changes. One summer night in 1985, the lives of three teenagers are shattered by a horrific car crash, resulting in the death of a young woman near a sprawling oak tree that marks the perimeter of 18 Division Street. For the Wilf family, it will become the deepest kind of family secret, one so dangerous it can never be spoken. 
 
By the time the Shenkmans move in across the street—a young couple expecting a baby boy—the accident has become a distant memory. But when Waldo Shenkman, a brilliant but lonely child, befriends Ben Wilf, a retired doctor who is struggling with his wife’s decline, the Wilfs’ and the Shenkmans’ lives and fates become deeply entwined, and the past comes hurtling back to Division Street, setting in motion a chain of spellbinding events that will transform both families forever.
 
Riveting, emotional, impossible to put down, a literary and commercial tour de force, and a work of haunting beauty and complexity by a masterly storyteller at the height of her powers. 

About the Author


DANI SHAPIRO is a best-selling novelist and memoirist and host of the podcast Family Secrets (now in its sixth season). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Time. She has taught at Columbia and New York University and is the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
 

Praise For…


A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK: LitHub, BookPage, Library Journal

Signal Fires is an urgent and compassionate meditation on memory, time, and space. Shapiro has created a world that's as wrenching as it is wondrous.” —Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being

Signal Fires is a haunting, moving, and propulsive exploration of family secrets.” —Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion

“I don’t know of anyone who writes about family with the same generous understanding and gem-cut sentences as Dani Shapiro. Signal Fires confirms her as an artist of the highest order.” —Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story

"Wise, deeply perceptive, suffused with light in spite of life's darkness, Dani Shapiro's Signal Fires is an amazing novel. Shapiro inhabits her characters with lucidity and compassion, and renders their ordinary lives transcendent." —Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593534724
ISBN-10: 0593534727
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English