How to Talk to a Widower: A Novel (Bantam Discovery)

How to Talk to a Widower: A Novel (Bantam Discovery)

Jonathan Tropper


"Beautifully crafted", "Fantastically funny." "Compulsively readable." Jonathan Tropper has earned wild acclaim—-and comparisons to Nick Hornby and Tom Perrotta—for his biting humor and insightful portrayals of households in challenge and males behaving badly. Now the acclaimed writer of The publication of Joe and Everything Changes tackles love, lust, and misplaced within the suburbs—in a beautiful novel that's by way of turns heartfelt and riotously funny.

Doug Parker is a widower at age twenty-nine, and in his quiet suburban city, that makes him anything of a celebrity—the item of sympathy, interest, and, on occasion, unbridled hope. yet Doug has different issues on his brain. First there is his 16 year-old stepson, Russ: a once-sweet child who now's stepping into more and more severe difficulty every day. Then there are Doug's sisters: his bossy dual, Clair, who is simply left he husband and moved in with Doug, decided to awaken him from his Grieving stupor. And Debbie, who is engaged to Doug's ex-best buddy and manically made up our minds to tug off the appropriate marriage ceremony at any cost.

Soon Doug's whole extended family is in his face. And whilst he begins dipping his ft into the shark-infested waters of the second-time round relationship scene, it's not lengthy prior to his new existence is spinning hopelessly uncontrolled, slicing a harrowing and sometimes hilarious swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos around the suburban landscape.

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