(From the publisher):
The novel is set in a dingy apartment complex in fictional Point Royal, Virginia. It explores the disaffected lives of Gordon Brinhart, an unsuccessful insurance salesman; his wife, Katherine, a former rock guitarist; and Katherine's illegitimate son, Alex, a subdued eleven-year-old obsessed with baseball. When Gordon goes on a drinking binge, loses his job, and sleeps with a teenage neighbor, Katherine attempts suicide, and Alex is the unfortunate witness to it all.
Original title: Take Me Back
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind→ Dysfunctional Families