Morrow. Sept. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9780062391575. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062391568. F
Attorney Dana Powell learns of her ex-husband's death from the front page of the New York Post. Drawn by the photo of his familiar eyes, she's stunned as she absorbs the news that Ethan and Amaya (the Other Woman) were found dead in a cave in New Mexico. Once she's been contacted by local law enforcement with a tip about the pair's last whereabouts as yoga instructors, a hint at foul play, and a nudge toward citizen investigation, Dana heads off to the Zuni Retreat in search of answers. If Ethan was to blame in a murder-suicide, she needs to know what went wrong. Disguised as a yoga student in search of grounding, she encounters the famed guru Lama Yon and sifts through Ethan's past to come to terms with her own. Dana's journey through the world of yoga practice and spirituality is sharp, funny, and bizarrely attuned to her detective work.
VERDICT This new novel (after Sad Desk Salad) by the editor in chief of Lena Dunham's email newsletter Lenny is part satire, part mystery novel, part yet-to-be-determined, and fully digestible. For readers of Emma Cline's The Girls, yoga practitioners with a sense of humor, and all who self-examine. [See Prepub Alert, 3/28/16.]
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