This is Paul Hardings second novel. His first was critically acclaimed novel Tinkers. Tinkers is on my list to read soon, they are connected but it isn’t necessary to read Tinkers first.
His novel Enon is a devastatingly sad story about a father who loses his young daughter and how he struggles with the loss. I think the author really brings it home how loss can damage the soul and wound the heart. It changes who you are really, and the way you see the world. Bits of hope shine through the story to keep the reader going.