By Andria Williams
A scintillating debut novel a few younger couple whose marriage is demonstrated after they flow 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 filled with opportunity.
Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, putting his family members and the total neighborhood at risk. Worse, his superiors got down to conceal up the matter instead of repair it. Paul can’t convey himself to inform Nat the reality, yet his lies in basic terms widen a turning out to be gulf among them.
Lonely and stressed, Nat is having difficulty adjusting to their new lifestyles. She struggles to slot into her function as a housewife and longs for a true pal. whilst she meets a rancher, Esrom, she reveals herself interested in him, comforted by way of his kindness and corporate. yet as rumors unfold, the secrets and techniques among Nat and Paul construct and threaten to arrive a verge of collapse.
Based on a real tale of the one deadly nuclear coincidence to happen in the USA, The Longest evening is a deeply relocating novel that explores the complicated make-up of a wedding, the moving 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 excellent 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, innovative street. . . . [The Longest evening] not just packs taut, mesmerizing and totally soaking up drama, yet unforeseen triumph and grace.”—Paste
“The Longest evening is not just a revealing tale of a group gripped by means of chilly battle paranoia, but in addition an unsettling portrait of dedication and desire.”—BookPage
“This is a brilliant first novel.”—Library Journal
“Scintillating . . . A smoldering, altogether outstanding debut that probes the social and emotional traces on army households in a clean and insightful way.”—Kirkus stories (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 specific portrait of affection, belief, and guilt in a town—and an era—clouded with secrets.”—Celeste Ng, writer of every thing I by no means informed You
“A shrewdpermanent and compassionate novel that provides as many clean insights into marriage and intimacy because it does approximately American nuclear historical past. Andria Williams is a good writer—clear-eyed and empathetic—and this can be a marvelous 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 materials for a riveting read—is extraordinary.”—David Abrams, writer of Fobbit