The Son of Laughter

Son of LaughterBuechner uses the life of biblical patriarch Jacob to explore family betrayal, passion, and human frailty, all culminating in the discovery of faith and redemption.

“With profound intelligence, Buechner’s novel does what the finest, most appealing literature does:  It displays and illuminates the seemingly unrelated mysteries of human character and ultimate ideas.”–Annie Dillard, Boston Globe

“A masterpiece.”–National Catholic Reporter

“This is an extraordinary novel that demonstrates both the truth of fiction and Buechner’s superb ability to offer it.”–Christian Century