HarperTorch, Paperback, 9780062059710, 312pp.
Publication Date: October 2011
A day in the life of a dad on the brink: Josh Lansky second-rate screenwriter, fledgling freelancer, and stay-at-home dad of two preschoolers has held everything together while his wife is away on business . . . until this morning's playdate, when he finds out through the mommy grapevine that she might be having an affair. What Josh needs is a break. He's not going to get one.
“Fierce and funny”
“Fathermucker is witty, realistic, and charming, replete with a father’s genuine love for his family. An entertaining choice for book clubs members of both genders, particularly those with young children.”
“This brilliantly insightful novel explores the trials of modern fatherhood through one hectic day... Littered with hilariously genuine anecdotes, parental pathos, and a hearty dose of pop culture, this clever, comic, and compassionate novel will appeal to fans of Jim Lindberg and Jonathan Evison.”
“A lively and keenly observed portrait of twenty-first century parenthood.”
“All kinds of funny-raucously, wickedly, sweetly, saucily, surprisingly, profanely funny…a wonderful novel, capturing in a single manic day the helpless ache of parenthood and the ceaseless flood of popular culture.”
-Jess Walter, author of The Financial Lives of the Poets