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Graham and his wife, Audra, live in “parallel universes”. Audra is optimistic, garrulous and popular. Graham is taciturn; his inner monologue, which Katherine Heiny’s third-person narrative dips in and out of, is sardonic and sarcastic. Yet the pair find a “thin spot in the fabric of their worlds” where they can work to create an ordinary life for their 10-year-old son Matthew, who has Asperger’s. They accompany him to origami club, engineer his social life and network with other parents. A current of understated humour runs throughout this book. Moments of tenderness, pain and disappointment consequently hit hard; we feel for Graham, who treasures moments with Matthew that are “reassuringly normal”. Heiny’s characters – charming, flawed, relatable, tragic, hilarious – are faultlessly constructed, lingering long in the memory like family or friends. New Yorkers Graham and Audra have a life that looks pretty perfect from the outside. He’s an attorney. She’s a part-time graphic designer and full-time mom to their gifted ten-year-old son, Matthew. Their apartment is lovely, their schedules are full, and they even seem to (mostly) find each other charming after twelve years of marriage.

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