The story of three friends--Jonathan, Bobby, and Clare--who are devoted to one another, in different ways. Jonathan, who is gay, plans to father Clare's child, until Clare and Bobby fall in love. The three leave New York City and move to a small house upstate to raise Clare and Bobby's child, creating their own kind of family.
This is a good book for people who enjoy stories about the complexities of friendships, the push and pull that can come with groups of friends, and how relationships are affected when two of the friends become romantically involved. Similar, in ways, to 2018's Tin Man.
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From Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, comes this widely praised novel of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city’s erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare’s child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise “their” child together and, with an odd friend, Alice, create a new kind of family. A Home at the End of the World masterfully depicts the charged, fragile relationships of urban life today.