A novel by Dennis Cooper
Dennis Cooper has been praised as a writer of "disquieting genius" by Vanity Fair, and has earned international acclaim as one of America's finest writers. God Jr. is a stunning "craggy brain twister" (Time Out New York) - the haunting story of Jim, a father who survived the car crash that killed his teenage son, Tommy.
Tommy had been distant, transfixed by video games, a mystery to the man who raised him. Now, disabled by the accident, yearning to absolve his own guilt, Jim becomes obsessed with a mysterious building Tommy drew repetitively in a notebook before he died. As Jim and his wife love, flail, screw up, and search in the most unlikely places for ways to make sense of loss, Dennis Cooper gives us a tender, wrenching look at guilt, grief, and the tenuous bonds of family that is unlike anything he has ever written.