From the author of Local Knowledge comes a poignant novel about a young couple's road back from tragedy.
In the aftermath of a devastating loss, Cal and Jenny Horigan's marriage is unraveling. Both are plagued by guilt, unable to seek comfort from one another. Burdened by remorse, they begin to lose sight of the love that once anchored them-together with their sense of right and wrong.
As the Horigans try different ways to deal with their pain, a new acquaintance seems to offer the support they desperately need-though at times they are unsure whether his guidance is leading them back to each other or further apart...
The ultimate tragedy for any parent is the death of a child, a topic sensitively portrayed in Liza Gyllenhaal's So Near. Voice actors Jeremy Arthur and Carolyn Cook intimately inhabit the psyches of Cal and Jenny Horigan, a married couple struggling to grapple with the accidental death of their baby daughter, Betsy. Arthur and Cook's warm, emotional performances give listeners sympathetic insight into a marriage falling apart due to each partner's inability to share their pain and sense of responsibility. Raw and honest, So Near is a vivid and affecting portrait of a family torn apart.