By Andria Williams
A scintillating debut novel a few younger couple whose marriage is verified once they stream to a military base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up
In 1959, Nat Collier strikes together with her husband, Paul, and their younger daughters to Idaho Falls, a distant army city. a military professional, Paul is stationed there to aid oversee one of many country’s first nuclear reactors—an task that turns out filled with opportunity.
Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, putting his relations and the total neighborhood at risk. Worse, his superiors got down to disguise up the matter instead of repair it. Paul can’t convey himself to inform Nat the reality, yet his lies purely widen a becoming gulf among them.
Lonely and stressed, Nat is having difficulty adjusting to their new existence. She struggles to slot into her position as a housewife and longs for a true buddy. while she meets a rancher, Esrom, she reveals herself interested in him, comforted through his kindness and corporate. yet as rumors unfold, the secrets and techniques among Nat and Paul construct and threaten to arrive a brink.
in line with a real tale of the one deadly nuclear twist of fate to happen in the United States, The Longest Night is a deeply relocating novel that explores the complicated make-up of a wedding, the moving nature of belief, and the methods we attempt to guard those we love.
Praise for The Longest Night
“[A] attractive debut.”—Entertainment Weekly
“[A] shrewdpermanent and specific portrait of a dissolving postwar marriage . . . will remind many readers of Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“[Andria] Williams’s quietly convinced sort is with no swagger or gimmick. . . . What emerges such a lot powerfully from The Longest Night is a type of quiet ask yourself on the beautiful intricacy, yet brilliant toughness, of familial love.”—Los Angeles assessment of Books
“Think Army Wives meets Serial meets your ideal lengthy weekend learn. approximately a military base with loads of love triangles, and a cover-up.”—theSkimm
“The rigidity builds seriously with every one page.”—InStyle
“Scintillating . . . A smoldering, altogether striking debut that probes the social and emotional traces on army households in a clean and insightful way.”—Kirkus stories (starred review)
“[A] luminous debut . . . Williams expertly builds rigidity among Paul and Nat because the tale progresses in the direction of the inevitable nuclear tragedy during this totally soaking up and richly lucrative novel.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Andria Williams’s debut is an in detail unique portrait of affection, belief, and guilt in a town—and an era—clouded with secrets.”—Celeste Ng, writer of Everything I by no means advised You
“A clever and compassionate novel that provides as many clean insights into marriage and intimacy because it does approximately American nuclear historical past. Andria Williams is an awesome writer—clear-eyed and empathetic—and it is a terrific debut.”—Molly Antopol, writer of The UnAmericans
“It’s tough to think The Longest Night is Andria Williams’s debut novel. Her command of language, personality and plot—the 3 crucial parts for a riveting read—is extraordinary.”—David Abrams, writer of Fobbit
From the Hardcover edition.