If you read and enjoyed This Jealous Earth: Stories, you’ll definitely want to check out Scott Dominic Carpenter’s new novel, Theory of Remainders, which released today!
It’s been getting some serious love from early reviewers, earning a Kirkus starred review, a MIBA “Midwest Connections Pick” and a Reader’s Favorite five star review. Here’s a synopsis of the novel:
At fifty-two, psychiatrist Philip Adler is divorced, alone, and gutted of passion. When a funeral draws him back to his ex-wife’s homeland of France, the trip reunites him with a trauma he has struggled to forget: the brutal death of his teenage daughter fifteen years earlier. Prodded by his former brother-in-law and stirred by the unspent embers of his marriage, he embarks on a mission to resolve lingering questions about this past, hoping to heal himself along the way. The search leads to a disturbed man who may hold more answers than anyone expects–if only Philip can hear what he’s trying to say.
A suspenseful literary novel set in the lush backgrounds of Normandy, Theory of Remainders explores the secret ties between love, trauma, and language.
The book also has a powerful book trailer – if you’re not sold yet, go watch it.