Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie NYPD cops, are neighbours in the suburbs. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come.
In Mary Beth Keane's extraordinary novel, a lifelong friendship and love blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next thirty years.
Heartbreaking and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes is a gorgeous and generous portrait of the daily intimacies of marriage and the power of forgiveness.
“A profound story... Keane’s gracefully restrained prose gives her characters dignity... shows how difficult forgiveness can be - and how it amounts to a kind of hard-won grace.” - Vogue
”This is one beautiful book. I was wowed by Keane’s writing and narrative skill - and by what she knows about trouble.” - Stephen King