"Every now and then a book comes along that sets new standards for writers and readers alike. Wally Lamb's latest novel is stunning – and even that might be an understatement… this is a masterpiece."
"An exercise in soul-baring storytelling – with the soul belonging to twentieth-century America itself. It's hard to read and to stop reading, and impossible to forget."
With his stunning debut novel, She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb won the adulation of critics and readers with his mesmerizing tale of one woman's painful yet triumphant journey of self-discovery. Now, this brilliantly talented writer returns with I Know This Much Is True, a heartbreaking and poignant multigenerational saga of the reproductive bonds of destruction and the powerful force of forgiveness. A masterpiece that breathtakingly tells a story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal—this novel is a contemporary retelling of an ancient Hindu myth. A proud king must confront his demons to achieve salvation. Change yourself, the myth instructs, and you will inhabit a renovated world.