No One Is Coming to Save Us.

Watts, Stephanie Powell.

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JJ Ferguson has become hugely wealthy and returns to Pinewood, North Carolina to build a dream mansion and pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But things have changed. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby. Her husband is frustrated with the outsourcing of the local furniture industry to China, and the consequent loss of jobs. Ava’s mother meddles with the lives of those around her, and her husband Don is a charming layabout. 'A powerful perspective on the American dream and the possibility of beginning again'.

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A grand debut novel full of characters who come into a reader's mind and heart and never leave. Stephanie Powell Watts is a writer of wondrous skill, imagination, and sensitivity, and No One Is Coming to Save Us is a beautiful testament to that." Edward P. Jones, author of The Known World JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he re-enters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though she can't seem to carry one to term. Her husband, Henry, has grown distant, frustrated by the demise of the furniture industry, which has outsourced to China and stripped the area of jobs. Ava's mother, Sylvia, caters to and meddles with the lives of those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia's unworthy but charming husband, just won't stop hanging around. JJ's return-and his plans to build a huge mansion overlooking Pinewood and woo Ava-not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town. The ostentatious wealth that JJ has attained forces everyone to consider the cards they've been dealt, what more they want and deserve, and how they might go about getting it. Can they reorient their lives to align with their wishes rather than their current realities? Or are they all already resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead? "A powerful-and, in today's world, necessary-perspective on the American dream and the possibility of beginning again." Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere

Book Details

Author Watts, Stephanie Powell.
Format PB
Publisher Penguin Books Australia
Imprint Viking Australia
Number of Pages 384
Publish Date 2/01/2018
Catalogue Jan19
Catalogue book number 1038