The Reconstructionist: A Novel

By | March 30, 2018
The Reconstructionist: A Novel Author Nick Arvin
ISBN-10 0061995169
ISBN-13 9780061995163
Year 2012-03-13
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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One instant can change an entire lifetime As a boy Ellis Barstow heard the sound of the collision that killed Christopher his older half brotheran accident that would haunt him for years A decade later searching for purpose after college Ellis takes a job as a forensic reconstructionist investigating and re creating the details of fatal car accidentsunder the guidance of the irascible John Boggs who married Christopher s girlfriend Ellis takes naturally to the work fascinated by the task of trying to find reason and justice within the seemingly random chaos of smashed glass and broken lives But Ellis is harboring secrets of his ownnot only his memory of the car crash that killed his brother but also his feelings for Boggs s wife Heather which soon lead to a full blown affair And when Boggs inexplicably disappears Ellis sets out to find him and to try to make sense of the crash site his own life has become Raising a host of universal questionsCan science ever explain matters of the heart Can we ever escape the gravitational pull of the past Nick Arvin s novel is at once deeply moving and compulsively readable

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