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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display_description "A resigned yet hopeful examination of grief with a side of human absurdity . . . warm and modestly knowing, with a wisecracking slacker hero."—Kirkus Reviews

Doug Parker is a widower at age twenty-nine, and in his quiet town, that makes him the object of sympathy, curiosity, and in some cases even unbridled desire. But Doug has more urgent things on his mind, such as his sixteen-year-old stepson, Russ, a once-sweet kid who is now getting into increasingly serious trouble. As Doug 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 humorous swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos across a suburban landscape. How to Talk to a Widower is a stunning novel of love, lust, and loss that USA Today hails as "hilarious but emotion-packed."
Praise for How to Talk to a Widower
"[A] winning tale about a man raising his stepson after his wife dies."—People
"Part of Widower's charm is that there's no happily ever after, no Cinderella-catches-the-fella ending." —USA Today

"A mixture of mourning and mockery . . . surprisingly moving."—Entertainment Weekly
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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
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How to talk to a widower / Jonathan Tropper
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topic_facet Bereavement
Dating (Social customs)
Humor (Fiction)
Psychological aspects