Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny – review
the Guardian -

Katherine Heiny’s characters are faultlessly realised in this tale of a chalk-and-cheese couple caring for a son with Asperger’s

Graham and his wife, Audra, live in “parallel universes”. Audra is optimistic, garrulous and popular. Graham is taciturn; his inner monologue, which Katherine Heiny’s third-person narrative dips in and out of, is sardonic and sarcastic. Yet the pair find a “thin spot in the fabric of their worlds” where they can work to create an ordinary life for their 10-year-old son...

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