A wonderfully hilarious and heartfelt follow up to my favorite novel of 2009, Totally Killer, Greg Olear’s Fathermucker follows one day in the life of newly inducted suburbanite Josh Lansky, a stay-at-home dad caught in the midst of New Paltz mommy gossip. The father of a son with Asperger’s, Lansky’s dedication to family and home finds his world turning upside down when his wife goes out of town on business and he is left to fend for his two children at home, while another mom in town lets go of some gossip, a potential affair his wife his having.
Fathermucker is not only a social satire, a genre Olear can hold ground with the best of them, it’s a magnificently crafted story about love tested, trust confronted, and the importance of family in a world where selfishness to one’s lust can so easily be embraced. A fine novel for any readerly moms and dads out there, and simply for any fans of a good book. Buy it, and buy Totally Killer. Greg Olear is one good, fathermucking writer.
BOOK DETAILS Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (October 4, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0062059718 ISBN-13: 978-0062059710 Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches Mediums: Paperback and Kindle Price: New from $5.50
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