Jessica Keener’s novel, Night Swim, debuted this month and among the reviews is one by a high school junior from Beverly who has begun reviewing books at The Nervous Breakdown.
“Jessica Keener’s debut novel follows the Kunitz family, living in 1970s suburbia, privileged and disintegrating. Each member of the family embodies a different American stereotype. Leonard, the father, is brilliant and aggressive, tortured. Irene, the mother, is proper and sophisticated, deeply unsatisfied. The four children all have their crosses to bear, too, which they do. Narrated by Sarah, the only daughter, Night Swim documents a family’s unraveling, a frank and intense portrait of grief and growth.”
— Robby Auld at The Nervous Breakdown
Robby Auld’s TNB bio:
Robby Auld is a 16-year old book blogger. When not doing homework, he enjoys drinking coffee, reading books beyond his comprehension level, and writing. He lives in Beverly, Mass., and can be found at http://robertauld.blogspot.com.