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The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall.. He writes with Dickensian glee of the besieged Golden Richards, family man of the title. Golden's predicament, though seemingly peculiar on account of his polygmatic status, will ring strangely familiar to many readers. You'll warm to this writer's canny voice.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Udall’s novel forces readers to contend for its 600 pages with two dissonant stories: the exceptional tale of an exceptional family, part of a phenomenon so minuscule and remote a part of American society as to be freakish, known only by lurid headlines torn from the news; and, more conventionally, the story of a family man’s burnout, temptation and redemption. This family man just happens to have four nuclear families, which makes his midlife crisis and ensuing affair a little more complicated than most.."

The NY Times

"In Brady Udall's audacious, frequently funny new novel, the polygamous patriarch is just a poor, henpecked schmo ... Telling a story that perpetually unsettles our expectations, Udall whipsaws between moods and roves among points of view.."

The Washington Post

Author bio: Brady Udall is the author of Letting Loose the Hounds, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, an international bestseller, and the newly released The Lonely Polygamist. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Playboy, GQ and Esquire, and his stories and essays have been featured on National Public Radio’s This American Life. He teaches in the MFA program at Boise State University, and lives in Boise, Idaho and Teasdale, Utah with his wife and children. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (602 pp. An ample saga: Kindle/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780393062625

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