Maud Casey

Genealogy, a novel
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“Casey's most sophisticated work yet. We are here and then suddenly we are there, and the confusion parallels the interior lives of the characters. Casey's hand is steady, and there's never any doubt that she's in control....Casey's refusal to spoon-feed a narrative to her readers reveals a courage that's all too rare in these linear, literal times.” The New York Times Book Review

Genealogy is ravishing in every sense of that word: brilliantly observed, gorgeously written, stunningly structured, and, finally, unforgettable. Casey writes the way Elizabeth Bowen might if she lived here, and now.” Andrea Barrett, author of Archangel

“Maud Casey writes so evocatively about family love, loss, and madness that she can break your heart. Yet her sense of humor and whimsy, and her astute eye for the most telling details of ordinary life, are a constant source of hope. This is a lovely novel.” Julia Glass, author of And the Dark Sacred Night

“Chief among the many pleasures of Genealogy is Casey's compassionate, joyful, lyrical voice: she guides us with kindness, gusto, and humor through a generation-spanning, redemptive story about that blessed/cursed tragicomic animal, the American family.” George Saunders, author of Tenth of December

Genealogy is a brilliant, searing exploration of family legacies and mental illness. Maud Casey writes with poignant lucidity and radiance, and this remarkably original novel is full of compassionate vision and clear-eyed grace.” René Steinke, author of Friendswood