Two families with children who are best friends. An unthinkable tragedy happens and their lives are never the same. This novel explores so many facets of contemporary lives - parenting, marriage, friendship, loneliness, loyalty, addiction, mental illness. Sounds heavy and depressing, but Ask Again, Yes is so hopeful and redemptive, so powerful and enthralling. Ordinary people facing difficult challenges. Will they overcome them, or be defined by them? A brilliant novel!