The Heights Author:Peter Hedges Tim and Kate Welch both grew up in dysfunctional families and are determined to make a healthy loving middle-class family for themselves and their two young sons in their affluent Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, a goal that is threatened by Tim's low wages teaching high school, and the arrival of a neurotic and alluring neighbor, Anna Brody, ... more »who has her sights set on an affair with Tim.
Narrated at turns by both Tim and Kate, THE HEIGHTS is a nuanced novel that draws readers compulsively into the lives and society of its flawed but truly sympathetic characters. Peter Hedges (writer of the novel and screenplay for WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE) has a wonderful ability to turn the everyday trials and moral dilemmas of normal people into rich and compelling fiction.« less
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