With George Clooney in the leading role and Alexander Payne (Sideways, About Schmidt) directing, The Descendants, scheduled for release on November 18th, is already being called one of the best films of the 2011. Here’s your chance to read the book before you watch it! We love this seriously wonderful novel here at Random House, and hope you will too.
Read an excerpt here.
“With beautiful and blunt prose, Hemmings explores the emotional terrain of grief, promising something far more fulfilling than paradise at its end.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“A Pandora’s box–style tragicomedy . . . [Kaui Hart Hemmings’s] comic sense is finely honed in this refreshingly wry debut novel.”—The New York Times Book Review