A warm, incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship from Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Nest.
Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she...Read More
Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband's wedding ring-the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five.
Flora and Julian struggled for years, scraping together just enough acting work to raise Ruby in Manhattan and keep Julian's small theater company-Good Company-afloat. A move to Los Angeles brought their first real career successes, a chance to breathe easier, and a reunion with Margot, now a bona fide television star. But has their new life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now?
With Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's signature tenderness, humor, and insight, Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us.
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller, The Nest, which is currently in development as a limited series by AMC Studios. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
"Masterfully building character...and dropping revelations through flashbacks, D'Aprix Sweeney's writing is smooth and propelling. Readers of introspective, relational novels will devour this." - Booklist
"From the bestselling author of The Nest comes another charming yet deceptively sharp tale of friendship, family, and all the things that get in the way of both....This is a perfect book for a quick weekend read--warm, funny, yet full of insight." - Elle
"[Sweeney's] warmth and wit refresh a tale as old as time." - Entertainment Weekly
"Sweeney's effectiveness as a novelist stems from her protean sympathy, her ability to move among these characters and capture each one's feelings without judgment. As we see some of the same events from various points of view, we don't learn who was right -- who could ever be right, after all? -- but we get a poignant, sometimes comic sense of the way we each experience the same events, the same decisions, the same mistakes. In Sweeney's hands, that's not a recipe for endless conflict, but a road to understanding and -- maybe -- forgiveness." - Washington Post
"You don't need to be a fan of Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's bestseller The Nest to appreciate the high stakes, sly class commentary , and masterful storytelling of Good Company--but it wouldn't hurt." - Town & Country
"[P]ropulsive, character-steeped story of two best friends." - Vanity Fair
"There are few writers who explore the depths of family and friendship with as much care and nuance as Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, whose new novel is a generous, empathetic portrayal of a marriage and friendship thrown into disarray by an accidental discovery. . . . D'Aprix Sweeney interrogates all that goes into building a life together -- the messiness, the heartache, and the joy." - Refinery 29