A. M. Homes
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In A.M. Homes' suburbia, yawning sinkholes will suddenly open up in front lawns, swallowing cliched plotlines and opening portals to other dimensions. In her latest novel, she serves up an old-fashioned American story that's more Norman Bates than Norman Rockwell.
After an ill-advised affair with his sister-in-law ends tragically, Harold, the protagonist of A.M. Homes' new novel, looks to the Internet for solace. Harold's unfortunate online encounters unfold as a dark, but ultimately hopeful, critique of the digital generation.
When author A.M. Homes went home for Christmas one year, a "terrifying" message awaited her. Thirty-two years after giving Homes up for adoption, her biological mother was looking to get in touch.
Adopted as a newborn, A.M. Homes discovered the truth of her origins when she was 31: She was the child of a young, single woman and her older, married lover. She writes about meeting her birth parents in The Mistress's Daughter.
Novelist A.M. Homes writes about her real life — including her reunion with her biological parents, 31 years after they gave her up for adoption — in a memoir called The Mistress's Daughter.