By Andria Williams
A scintillating debut novel a couple of younger couple whose marriage is demonstrated once they circulation to a military base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up
In 1959, Nat Collier strikes together with her husband, Paul, and their younger daughters to Idaho Falls, a distant army city. a military professional, Paul is stationed there to assist oversee one of many country’s first nuclear reactors—an task that turns out choked with opportunity.
Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, putting his kinfolk and the full group at risk. Worse, his superiors got down to hide up the matter instead of repair it. Paul can’t deliver himself to inform Nat the reality, yet his lies in simple terms widen a turning out to be gulf among them.
Lonely and stressed, Nat is having hassle adjusting to their new existence. She struggles to slot into her position as a housewife and longs for a true pal. while she meets a rancher, Esrom, she reveals herself attracted to him, comforted through his kindness and corporate. yet as rumors unfold, the secrets and techniques among Nat and Paul construct and threaten to arrive a brink.
Based on a real tale of the one deadly nuclear twist of fate to happen in the United States, The Longest evening is a deeply relocating novel that explores the problematic make-up of a wedding, the transferring nature of belief, and the methods we attempt to guard those we love.
Praise for The Longest Night
“Think military other halves meets Serial meets your ideal lengthy weekend learn. approximately a military base with loads of love triangles, and a cover-up.”—theSkimm
“The pressure builds seriously with each one page.”—InStyle
“In either Paul and Nat we discover echoes of Frank and April Wheeler in Richard Yates’s vintage novel of late-1950s suburbia, progressive highway. . . . [The Longest evening] not just packs taut, mesmerizing and completely soaking up drama, yet unforeseen triumph and grace.”—Paste
“The Longest evening is not just a revealing tale of a neighborhood gripped through chilly warfare paranoia, but in addition an unsettling portrait of dedication and desire.”—BookPage
“This is a brilliant first novel.”—Library Journal
“Scintillating . . . A smoldering, altogether awesome debut that probes the social and emotional lines on army households in a clean and insightful way.”—Kirkus experiences (starred review)
“[A] luminous debut . . . [Andria] Williams expertly builds rigidity among Paul and Nat because the tale progresses in the direction of the inevitable nuclear tragedy during this totally soaking up and richly profitable novel.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Andria Williams’s debut is an in detail designated portrait of affection, belief, and guilt in a town—and an era—clouded with secrets.”—Celeste Ng, writer of every little thing I by no means advised You
“A shrewdpermanent and compassionate novel that provides as many clean insights into marriage and intimacy because it does approximately American nuclear heritage. Andria Williams is an amazing writer—clear-eyed and empathetic—and this can be a excellent debut.”—Molly Antopol, writer of The UnAmericans
“It’s demanding to think The Longest evening is Andria Williams’s debut novel. Her command of language, personality and plot—the 3 crucial elements for a riveting read—is extraordinary.”—David Abrams, writer of Fobbit