Elizabeth Strout’s Next

Random House announces that they will publish a novel by Elizabeth Strout, the author of the Pulitzer Prize winner Olive Kitteridge. Titled The Burgess Boys, it will be released on March 26. It will also be released in audio by RH Audio as well as BOT Audio.

The publisher’s description indicates that Strout is on familiar territory, exploring family relationships in a small New England town:

Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan—the Burgess sibling who stayed behind—urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.

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