By Andria Williams
A scintillating debut novel a couple of younger couple whose marriage is validated after they movement to a military base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up
In 1959, Nat Collier strikes along 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 packed with opportunity.
Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, putting his family members and the full neighborhood at risk. Worse, his superiors got down to disguise up the matter instead of repair it. Paul can’t deliver himself to inform Nat the reality, yet his lies in simple terms widen a becoming gulf among them.
Lonely and stressed, Nat is having hassle adjusting to their new lifestyles. She struggles to slot into her position as a housewife and longs for a true good friend. whilst 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 verge of collapse.
in accordance with a real tale of the one deadly nuclear twist of fate to ensue in the USA, The Longest Night is a deeply relocating novel that explores the complicated make-up of a wedding, the transferring nature of belief, and the methods we strive to guard those we love.
Praise for The Longest Night
“[A] attractive debut.”—Entertainment Weekly
“[A] clever and particular 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 one of those quiet ask yourself on the beautiful intricacy, yet dazzling longevity, of familial love.”—Los Angeles evaluate of Books
“Think Army Wives meets Serial meets your excellent lengthy weekend learn. approximately a military base with loads of love triangles, and a cover-up.”—theSkimm
“The pressure 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 stress among Paul and Nat because the tale progresses in the direction of the inevitable nuclear tragedy during this totally soaking up and richly worthwhile novel.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Andria Williams’s debut is an in detail certain 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 gives as many clean insights into marriage and intimacy because it does approximately American nuclear heritage. Andria Williams is an excellent writer—clear-eyed and empathetic—and it is a excellent debut.”—Molly Antopol, writer of The UnAmericans
“It’s not easy to think The Longest Night is Andria Williams’s debut novel. Her command of language, personality and plot—the 3 crucial components for a riveting read—is extraordinary.”—David Abrams, writer of Fobbit
From the Hardcover edition.