Sorry to Disrupt the Peace
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2017
Duration: 6 hours 19 minutes
Helen Moran is thirty-two years old, single, childless, college educated, and partially employed as a guardian of troubled young people in New York. She is accepting a furniture delivery in her shared studio apartment when her uncle calls to break the news: Helen's adoptive brother is dead.According to the Internet, there are six possible reasons why her brother might have killed himself. But Helen knows better: she knows that six reasons is only shorthand for 'the abyss.' Helen also knows that she alone is qualified to launch a serious investigation into his death, so she purchases a one-way ticket to Milwaukee. There, as she searches her childhood home and attempts to uncover why someone would choose to die, she will face her estranged family, her brother's few friends, and the overzealous grief counselor, Chad Lambo; she may also discover what it truly means to be alive. A bleakly comic tour de force that's by turns poignant, uproariously funny, and viscerally unsettling, this debut novel has shades of Bernhard, Beckett, and Bowles-and it announces the singular voice of Patty Yumi Cottrell. A Publishers Weekly Pick of Writers to Watch, Spring 2017 Debuts. A LitHub Pick of 14 Books to Read This March. Winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction. Independent Book Publishers Award Gold Medal Winner for First Fiction. A Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year selection for 2017. Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers.