THE DAYLIGHT MARRIAGE
By Heidi Pitlor
Algonquin, May 5, 2015
With the intensity of The Lovely Bones, the balance of wit and heartbreak of The Descendants, and the emotional acuity of Anne Tyler’s work, The Daylight Marriage is at its heart a novel about what happens when our intuitions override our logic, with a page-turning plot that doesn’t reveal its secrets until the very end.
"A page-turning exploration of unexpressed love and unnecessary loss. Riveting and heartbreaking."
— Geraldine Brooks
"In The Daylight Marriage, there are two mysteries--the whereabouts of a missing woman and the vagaries of the human heart. Heidi Pitlor explores both of these enigmas with equal mastery, merging a shocking crime story with an incisive portrait of a failed marriage. The result is a novel that is fast-moving, emotionally complex, and ultimately heartbreaking."
— Tom Perrotta
"Hypnotically readable--I absolutely couldn’t put it down. The structure is brilliant, and I turned the pages with increasing dread. This book is terrific."
— Stephen King
About the Author
Heidi Pitlor is the author of The Birthdays, about which Fred Leebron wrote, “Undeniably gratifying . . . Subtly riveting . . . This isn’t just a terrific family novel; it’s a terrific novel through and through.” Pitlor was formerly a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin and is the series editor for The Best American Short Stories. She lives with her husband and their twins outside of Boston.