Waiting on Wednesday - Thy Neighbors; Norah Vincent
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly
anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on
your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. My pick is:
At thirty-four, Nick Walsh is a broken, deeply cynical man. Since the
violent deaths of his parents thirteen years earlier, he has been
living alone in his childhood home in the suburban Midwest, drinking,
drugging, and debauching himself into oblivion. A measure of solace is
provided by his newly found relationship with Monica, a mysterious woman
who seems to harbor as many secrets as he does.
understanding the circumstances surrounding his parents’ deaths and
deranged by his relentless sorrow, Nick begins a campaign of spying on
his neighbors via hidden cameras and microphones he has covertly
installed in their houses. As he observes with amusement and disbelief
all the strange, sad, and terrifying things that his neighbors do to
themselves and to one another, and as he, in turn, learns that he is
being stalked, he begins to slowly unravel the shocking truth about how
and why his parents died.
At once unsettling and moving, humorous and horrifying, Thy Neighbor
explores the nature of grief, the potential isolation of suburban life,
and who we really are when we think no one is watching. What readers
and critics have admired in Norah Vincent’s nonfiction is completely
unleashed in this vivid and provocative novel.