A “beautiful and terrifying” novel about family, faith, and the search for home, set amidst a community of UFO cultists in middlest America (San Francisco Chronicle). Dash and Dot are the world’s most in-demand lecturers on the topic of UFOs and alien abduction. Believers that we are all descended from M31, the nearest galaxy to ours, they live on the road, on late-night radio call-in shows, and occasionally with their family in a decommissioned church in the Midwest. A radar dish on its steeple and a spaceship in its sanctuary complete the modern nuclear-family setting.
A couple of UFO groupies arrive at the church with their own agenda, and everything changes-brought to a head by their strange beliefs and the timeless difficulties of modern life. Dash and Dot set out on their last trip, their ultimate journey, with a destination that no one could foretell. Written with a fevered vividness and immediacy, M31: A Family Romance has been hailed as “a devastatingly forceful accomplishment [that] reestablishes its author as a star of the first magnitude” (Washington Post).