Christopher Lukas’ mother killed herself when he was 6. His brother, journalist J. Anthony Lukas, committed suicide 56 years later — but only after the author’s grandmother, aunt, and uncle took their lives as well.
For Fans of…
William Styron’s Darkness Visible.
Don’t miss the 80-year-old letters from Lukas’ mother, in Blue Genes, which reveal a woman suffering from depression in an unforgiving era. B+