Recently finished Shtum and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It follows an excruciatingly slow-motion, marriage breakdown and tracks the subsequent decision about where their profoundly autistic son will end up - both in terms of his education and his long-term, post-break-up home.
All of this is set against the protagonist’s drink problem, failing business, money issues and the discovery that his father, a Jewish refugee, is very, very ill.
It’s a debut novel but you’d never know as it’s written with confidence and such a clear voice.
It’s sad, it’s funny and I loved it.