Best Kind Of People
National Bestseller2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalistNational Post 99 Best Books of the YearIndigo Best Book of the YearGlobe and Mail Best 100 Books of 2016What if someone you trusted was accused of the unthinkable?George Woodbury, an affable teacher and beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her. Their daughter, Sadie, a popular over-achieving high school senior, becomes a social pariah. Their son, Andrew, assists in his father's defense, while wrestling with his own unhappy memories of his teen years. A local author tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men's rights activist attempts to get Sadie onside their cause. With George locked up, how do the members of his family pick up the pieces and keep living their lives? How do they defend someone they love while wrestling with the possibility of his guilt?With exquisite emotional precision, award-winning author Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth, and the meaning of happiness through the lens of an all-American family on the brink of collapse.
From award-winning author Zoe Whittall comesThe Best Kind of People, a stunning tour de force about the unravelling of an all-American family.