Look at Us
Look at Us
A marriage is transformed by a new arrival
"Look at Us is a scrupulous dissection of a contemporary marriage in mortal peril. It's also a wild ride of a novel, gorgeously written, by turns comic, lyrical, elegiac, disturbing, and profound. I couldn't put it down until the startling conclusion." --Valerie Martin, author of Property and I Give It to You
Martin, a market analyst, and Lily, a corporate attorney, have a life that many would envy--they share an expensive New York apartment with their twin toddlers, sample the delicacies of Manhattan's finest restaurants, and take Caribbean vacations. But when the couple's nanny announces her imminent departure, they panic: how will they ever find a replacement capable of managing their spirited boys? Enter Maeve, a young Irish émigré. Neither of them imagines how indispensable she will become, either to the household or to their marriage. As the family's domestic bliss takes an unexpected turn, a different type of intimacy evolves, leading to an explosive finale.
A captivating, trenchant portrait of class and sexual dynamics, Look at Us reveals just how fragile our social arrangements really are.
T. L. Toma lives with his wife in Portland, Texas.
Author: T. L. Toma
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 1.10d
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2021
Publishers Weekly 09/20/2021
About the Author
T. L. Toma is the author of two novels: Border Dance and Look at Us (forthcoming from Bellevue Literary Press in 2021). He studied philosophy at Brown University and Northwestern University, where he received his PhD. He has taught in prisons, migrant labor camps, and adult literacy programs and currently teaches at Laredo College, Palo Alto College, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.