A literary debut about a very modern American family. Intelligent, funny and wildly inventive, Shine, Shine, Shine is a captivating love story.
Sunny Mann has done everything in her power to create a run-of the-mill life for herself in a quiet Virginian suburb. Her house is elegant, her friends are beautiful, and under her quiet supervision, no one ever goes without a casserole when a loved one is ill. But a minor fender bender between minivans sends her perfect blonde wig sailing out the window, exposing her true identity and threatening to crack her white picket fence existence wide open. Now, a meteor is coming, the local weatherman has gone mad, a murderous past has returned to life, her mathematical genius of a husband is helping his robots to stage an uprising on the moon, and it's up to Sunny to keep it all together.
This gloriously inventive, funny novel is at once an intimate portrait of a very modern American family and a timeless love story. It's about the choices that make us human, the line between life and death, and is a captivating exploration of marriage, motherhood and self.
* 'A funny, compelling love story from the freshest voice I've heard in years' Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants 'Packed with original ideas and compelling characters … funny, lyrical and fascinating ' Independent on Sunday 'You're pulled into the drama just through the incredible natural beauty of her writing … deftly and wittily done' New York Times