You Will Know Me (Hardcover)

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What does it take to become an Olympian? Innate ability and determination are absolute. More than that, it takes the dedication of a whole family, great coaches, modern training facilities and the support of a whole community. This timely novel follows one tiny gymnast on that journey.--Nancy

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Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, Abbott's latest neo-noir is ruthless, disorienting, and perfectly pitched to remind us of the inescapable vulnerabilities of our bodies and the impossibility of ever really knowing anyone - even, or especially, those closest to us. Edgy, urgent, and wonderfully written, this will captivate and unsettle you. --Molly

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One of the Best Books of 2016--NPR, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Elle, Thrillist, Men's Journal, Publishers Weekly, Time Out New York, Self and Kirkus

The audacious new novel about family and ambition from "one of the best living mystery writers" (Grantland) and bestselling, award-winning author of The Fever, Megan Abbott.

How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits--until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk.

As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers--about her daughter's fears, her own marriage, and herself--forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream.

From a writer with "exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl" (Janet Maslin), You Will Know Me is a breathless rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of parental sacrifice, furtive desire, and the staggering force of ambition.

About the Author

Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of eight novels, including The Fever and Dare Me. She received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian. Megan is currently a staff writer on HBO's forthcoming David Simon show, The Deuce. She lives in New York City.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780316231077
ISBN-10: 031623107X
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: July 26th, 2016
Pages: 352
Language: English