"I love this book. Profoundly spiritual and hilariously specific...an unusual and intimate epic that manages to capture the wonder and terror of both child and parenthood with an uncanny clarity." — Lena Dunham, bestselling author ofNot That Kind of Girl
Edgar and Lucyis a page-turning literary masterpiece—a stunning examination of family love and betrayal.
Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear—not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past.
Profound, shocking, and beautiful,Edgar and Lucyis a thrilling adventure and the unlikeliest of love stories.
"This tale gradually exertsa fiendish grip on the reader." — Helen Simonson, author ofMajor Pettigrew's Last Stand
"I tore through the luminous pages ofEdgar and Lucy as if possessed…What this book has to say about love and truth will stay with me for a very, very long time." — Sophie McManus, author ofThe Unfortunates
"A quirky coming-of-age novel that deepens into something dark and strange without losing itsheartor itssense of wonder." — Tom Perrotta, bestselling author ofThe Leftovers
"Victor Lodato may be our bard of the sadness, humor, and confusion of loss. He senses the absurdities and elation of mourning and childhood with a capacious precision thatbrings to mind J.D. Salinger, Lorrie Moore, Karen Russell, even James Joyce.Edgar and Lucy will make you feel things you haven't felt in ages." — Daniel Torday, author ofThe Last Flight of Poxl West