When high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, a school nurse, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself in the library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed. Miraculously, she survives, but at a cost: she is unable to recover from the trauma. When Caelum and Maureen flee to an illusion of safety on the Quirk family's Connecticut farm, they discover that the effects of chaos are not easily put right, and further tragedy ensues.
Topics: War, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Prisoners, Stress, Grief, Death, Marriage, Addiction, Prison, Hurricane Katrina, Iraq War, Trauma, Suicide, Adultery, Guilt, Mental Illness, Love, Family, Secrets, Colorado, Connecticut, 1990s, 2000s, Tragic, Psychological, Heartbreaking, Haunting, Dark, Dramatic, Realism, First Person Narration, Epic, American Author, Male Author, and 21st Century
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I did not know beforehand what it was about so I started to wonder after reading 1/3rd of this book, where is he going with this? And I have been wondering ever since lol. I don't know. It go's all over the place. In one way nothing really happens but in the other everything happens. it is hard to explain and to be honest, I still don't know if I liked this book that much.more