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  • ISBN: 059347144X
  • ISBN: 9780593471449
  • Physical Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Dutton, [2022]

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"Set amid California’s wildfire season, a vivid and magical novel following a family in crisis thrust on a collision course with the world around them that has an outcome beyond their wildest imaginings… When Lu and George Barnes drop their only daughter, Pippa, off at college, they return to their Sonoma home to find that their paths have diverged. Confronted with an empty nest, Lu’s increasing dissatisfaction with their materialistic lives becomes impossible to ignore. She is most content outdoors, finding the animals in her backyard far superior company to her pretentious neighbors. In contrast, George is eager to throw himself into his business, a local winery with an elite clientele, as well as his art collection. He cannot for the life of him understand his wife’s discontent. Meanwhile, Pippa feels completely adrift at school in the bustle of LA--its unfamiliar noises, its unfriendly atmosphere. She finds comfort only in the beloved family cat she’s brought with her and in her zoology class, which makes the world seem just a bit brighter. As Lu, George, and Pippa struggle to adapt, growing apart in the process, tensions outside the family are mounting as well; women have been disappearing across the country with no worldly explanation, all while California’s wildfire season is swiftly approaching, bringing with it a reckoning that none of the Barneses can avoid. At once a grounded story about love and family, and a transcendent tale about the power of nature, Unleashed is a stunning look at what matters in an all too chaotic world, the things that sustain us when we are on the verge of losing it all, and how we might find ourselves in the most unexpected of ways."

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 August #1
    A family in crisis struggles with major change against the backdrop of the California wildfires in Emmons' sixth novel. George and Lu Barnes are taking their daughter, Philippa, and her beloved cat, Alice, to Los Angeles for college. Lu is hoping to bridge the gap that's formed between her daughter and herself, but Philippa continues to push her away. Lu reluctantly returns to their home in Sonoma with George, though she finds herself more disillusioned with their life than ever and detached from her work at their winery. For his part, George finds himself drawn to a local artist, while down at college, Philippa becomes overly invested in her zoology class and its appealing young professor. When the wildfires threaten George and Lu's home and livelihood, it only serves to further divide them. A late-in-the-game magical realism twist might displease some readers, though those familiar with Emmons' recent works, including Sinking Islands (2021), will likely take the surprise in stride. There's much to admire here in Emmons' crisp, evocative prose and thoughtful character studies. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: College students > Fiction.
Empty nesters > Fiction.
Families > California > Fiction.
Wildfires > California > Fiction.
FICTION / Magical Realism
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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