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The Night Following

While shopping for groceries, a middle-aged woman discovers her husband’s infidelity — there’s a condom wrapper in the glove compartment of their car. Driving home minutes later, she strikes and kills a bicyclist, then leaves the body by the side of the road. In The Night Following, a bleak, exquisitely written novel, Morag Joss braids together three stories of shattering loneliness that intersect in surprising, haunting ways. ”People don’t think about things falling apart but they should,” the bicyclist’s grief-stricken husband laments. ”People should think about that more. Then they might be more ready for when they do.” B+

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