Justin Cartwright (1943 – 2018) was a British novelist and journalist. He was born in South Africa but later became a British citizen. Cartwright authored several novels, including 'In Every Face I Meet', which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and 'The Promise of Happiness', which won the 2005 Hawthornden Prize. His works are known for their complex characters and exploration of themes such as family dynamics, love, and the human condition.
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The novel follows the story of a man who returns to his hometown in America after many years of living in England. He is grappling with a mid-life crisis and the recent death of his brother, and hopes to reconnect with his past and find some meaning in his life. As he tries to unravel the mysteries of his past, he also gets involved in a local high school's cheerleading squad and a Native American's quest for identity, adding layers of complexity to his journey of self-discovery.