“Alex George’s brilliant new novel explores a life-changing boyhood friendship in the ’70s, the way first love can whack you out of balance. … Funny, devastating and so human and humane, this novel is filled with characters so alive and complex that I ached to continue on in their lives.”
—Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World
“Can it be that John Irving’s heir is a British import, writing in the Midwest? Setting Free the Kites is as American as Garp, as heartbreaking as Owen Meany, and as hilarious as Hotel New Hampshire. Alex George proves himself a master storyteller, and with a magic all his own.”
—Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine
Setting Free the Kites
is available February, 2017.