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Housebreaking

Author: Dan Pope
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this gripping, gorgeous literary drama, two suburban families are hopelessly entangled during an explosive Thanksgiving weekend that changes their lives forever. When Benjamin's wife kicks him out of their house, he returns to his childhood home in Connecticut to live with his widowed father. Lost, lonely, and doubting everything he felt he knew about marriage and love even as his eighty-year-old father begins  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Pope
ISBN: 9781476745909 1476745900 9781476745916 1476745919
OCLC Number: 906816536
Description: 288 pages
Responsibility: Dan Pope.

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"In the vein of The Ice Storm, a ... literary drama about two suburban families whose lives intersect explosively over the course of one Thanksgiving weekend"--  Read more...

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"Like Richard Russo, Dan Pope has a solid grasp of small-town sorrow and middle-aged crazy. Housebreaking is a smart, surehanded novel about sex, love and the confusions of desire."--Stewart O'Nan, Read more...

 
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