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How to talk to a widower: A Novel

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The acclaimed author of The Book of Joe and Everything Changes tackles love, lust, and loss in the suburbs, in a stunning novel that is by turns heartfelt and riotously funny.
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"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 families in crisis and men behaving badly. Now the acclaimed author of The Book of Joe and Everything Changes tackles love, lust, and lost in the suburbs--in a stunning novel that is by turns heartfelt and riotously funny.

Doug Parker is a widower at age twenty-nine, and in his quiet suburban town, that makes him something of a celebrity--the object of sympathy, curiosity, and, in some cases, unbridled desire. But Doug has other things on his mind. First there's his sixteen year-old stepson, Russ: a once-sweet kid who now is getting into increasingly serious trouble on a daily basis. Then there are Doug's sisters: his bossy twin, Clair, who's just left he husband and moved in with Doug, determined to rouse him from his Grieving stupor. And Debbie, who's engaged to Doug's ex-best friend and manically determined to pull off the perfect wedding at any cost.

Soon Doug's entire nuclear family is in his face. And when he starts dipping his toes into the shark-infested waters of the second-time around dating scene, it isn't long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control, cutting a harrowing and often hilarious swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos across the suburban landscape.

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subject_facet Bereavement -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Stepchildren -- Fiction, Suburbs -- Fiction, Widowers -- Fiction
title_display How to talk to a widower
title_full How to Talk to a Widower A Novel, How to talk to a widower / Jonathan Tropper
title_short How to talk to a widower
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Bereavement, Dating (Social customs), Families, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Psychological aspects, Stepchildren, Suburbs, Widowers