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"Charlotte Bacon has an acute understanding of how grief can yield, in the tiniest increments, to healing and renewal. She is so beautifully attuned to both inner and outer landscapes that each character in Split Estate (and especially its teenagers) moves at a wholly convincing pace through layers of pain and bewilderment toward a tentative wholeness. But Bacon is too honest to make any of this easy or final and too fine a writer to offer up a single uninteresting page." —Rosellen Brown, author of Before and After
“The prose of novelist Charlotte Bacon’s Split Estate is as unflinching and raw as the Wyoming landscape in which most of the book is set . . . Bacon adeptly captures the less obvious and less pretty aspects of the King family’s grief . . . There are no easy resolutions here, just haunting meditations on character that are as compelling as they are austere.”—Adelle Waldman, Time Out New York
Charlotte Bacon is the award-winning author of There Is Room for You (FSG, 2004) and Lost Geography (FSG, 2000). She lives in Bali with her husband and two children.