Sharp, bittersweet tales of middle-aged American men, in hot water with their women, with their sweet or streetwise kids, with their own consciences.
This is about the American husband and father: well meaning but caught out, horny but going to seed, adrift on dreams and fancies and looking for a break. Men in trouble.
“Entertaining… Taut and funny” – The Boston Globe
“Sublime… it might be considered a companion volume to the movie ‘Sideways'” – Seattle Weekly
“Tantalising… his writing engages on every page with disarming intelligence and imagination.” – Elle
Jonathan Wilson is the author of the biography ‘Marc Chagall’, two novels, ‘A Palestine Affair’ and ‘The Hiding Room’, two collections of stories, ‘Schoom’ and ‘An Ambulance is on the Way: Stories of Men in Trouble’, and two critical studies of the fiction of Saul Bellow. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Best American Short Stories, among other publications, and he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a professor of English at Tufts University and lives with his family in Newton, Massachusetts.
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