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Saints of the Household

28 March, 2023

The book cover shows two faces in profile. One looks up toward the left top corner. The other looks to the right center of the cover. They have long dark hair that is swirling and blowing in the wind. They have tiny dots under the eye that is visible. There is a dark reddish circle on their cheeks. On the left face, there are two hands painted on that circle. On the right face, there are two feathers. There are leaves that seem to be drawn in outline on their hair.Saints of the Household by Ari Tison
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)

Max and Jay have always depended on one another for their survival. Growing up with a physically abusive father, the two Bribri American brothers have learned that the only way to protect themselves and their mother is to stick to a schedule and keep their heads down.

But when they hear a classmate in trouble in the woods, instinct takes over and they intervene, breaking up a fight and beating their high school’s star soccer player to a pulp. This act of violence threatens the brothers’ dreams for the future and their beliefs about who they are. As the true details of that fateful afternoon unfold over the course of the novel, Max and Jay grapple with the weight of their actions, their shifting relationship as brothers, and the realization that they may be more like their father than they thought. They’ll have to reach back to their Bribri roots to find their way forward.

Told in alternating points of view using vignettes and poems, debut author Ari Tison crafts an emotional, slow-burning drama about brotherhood, abuse, recovery, and doing the right thing. — Cover image and summary via Goodreads


28 March, 2023
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