Century’s Son by Robert Boswell

Issue #87
Spring 2002

Robert Boswell,
Century’s Son, a novel: A Midwestern college professor and her activist-turned-garbage-collector husband are riven and bound by their son’s suicide ten years before, as well as by their daughter, who’s become a teenage mother. Into this exhilarating and penetrating portrait comes the professor’s Russian father, who claims to be a century old. (Knopf)