The Best of Youth
By Michael Dahlie
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393081855, 261pp.)
Publication Date: January 2013
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Unfortunately, Henry soon finds himself navigating increasingly baffling social difficulties with both women and work, eventually leading him to near ruin when he s hired to ghostwrite a young adult novel. Henry s integrity and entire fortune are on the line, and no one is sure if he can rescue either.
By turns uproarious and tragic, The Best of Youth is a brilliant comedy of manners, introducing us to a surprising modern-day hero for an age where the mean-spirited and the famous triumph all too often."