Around the world, millions of readers have been captivated by Wally Lamb's incredible talent in representing the lost and the lonely. In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Lamb weaves the story of Dominick Birdsey, whose entire life has been shaped by anger and fear, by the paranoid schizophrenic twin brother that he deeply loves and resents. The two brothers share a family history that includes an adoptive father, Ray, and a long-suffering mother, Concettina, a timid woman with a harelip and a huge desire to protect her troubled son, Thomas, as the demons of his schizophrenia become increasingly apparent.
But as Thomas commits an act which sends him to strict confinement for the mentally ill, Dominick's life spins even further out of control. He attempts to come to terms with the desire to rescue his brother and fears about his own psychological health and his inability to love. Dominick's journey is illuminated, and further complicated, by a fable-like account of his grandfather Domenico Onofrio Tempesta's life.
As Dominick continues to face the pain of loss, he must rebuild himself in the shadow of his twin, and come to grips with his anger in order to forgive. I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE is a masterfully told story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal. Readers everywhere will continue to be moved by this joyous, heart-wrenching, mystical, exquisitely written, and profoundly human masterpiece.