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In Listen to Me, Pittard takes a slice, a sample from a marriage and examines it under a microscope with great respect for both partners. Totally relatable, sad, and encouraging all at once, I highly recommend this story of a husband and wife on a car trip. Trust me, it's way more than that.
— Rachel Watkins
A page-turning modern gothic about a marriage and road trip gone hauntingly awry
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
"Pittard deserves the attention of anyone in search of today's best fiction." -- Washington Post
"Revelatory." -- The New Yorker
" Listen to Me] gripped me completely and even gave me nightmares, which is high praise in my book." -- Chicago Tribune
Mark and Maggie's annual drive east to visit family has gotten off to a rocky start. By the time they're on the road, it's late, a storm is brewing, and they are no longer speaking to each other. Adding to the stress, Maggie--recently mugged at gunpoint--is lately not herself, and Mark is at a loss about what to make of the stranger he calls his wife. When the couple is forced to stop for the night at a remote inn completely without power, Maggie's paranoia reaches an all-time and terrifying high. But as Mark finds himself threatened in a dark parking lot, it's Maggie who takes control.
"Pittard proves herself a master of ordinary suspense." -- New York Times
"Listen to Me elides so many genres that it's Houdini-like, bursting through constraints. It moves between its two characters' inner lives as effortlessly as an Olympic swimmer strokes through water." -- Ann Beattie, Paris Review blog
"A psychologically complex, addictive, and quick-moving read. I didn't want it to end " -- M.O. Walsh, author of New York Times best-selling novel My Sunshine Away
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