The World Without You
His parents, Marilyn and David, are adrift in grief, and it's tearing apart their forty-year marriage. Clarissa, the eldest, is struggling at thirty-nine with infertility. Lily, a fiery-tempered lawyer, is angry about everything. Noelle, a born-again Orthodox Jew (and the last person to see Leo alive), has come in from Israel with her husband and four children and feels entirely out of place. And Thisbe- Leo's widow and mother of their three-year-old son--has arrived from California bearing her own secret.
Over the course of three days, the Frankels will contend with sibling rivalries and marital feuds, volatile women and silent men, and, ultimately, the importance of family.
Helen Manders manages the translation rights for The World Without You
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
Son, Brother, Husband
The World Without You shows how loss forces people to reconceive of themselves, a painful but necessary transformation.
The New York Times Book Review Full Review
A keenly observant, compassionate novel.
Entertainment Weekly Full Review
[The World Without You] is a slice of life of a very real family grappling with something bigger than them. It’s also a moving story and a good read, and, from start to finish, deeply honest. Abigail Pickus
The Times of Israel Full Review
Compassionate, intelligent, and shining.
The Boston Globe Full Review
A novel that satisfies all expectations in some very familiar ways.
Kirkus Full Review
An intelligently written novel that works as a summer read and for any other time of the year.
Publishers Weekly (starred review) Full Review
Henkin imbues The World Without You with wisdom, humor, and a clear sense of history. This book is a triumph and an important novel about America. Yiyun Li
Marvelous. Jim Shepard
It's no secret that Henkin is a writer of voluminous heart, humanity, and talent. Julia Glass
An immeasurably moving masterpiece. Heidi Julavits
This book is witty and wise, poignant and heartfelt. Gary Shteyngart