On Purpose (Paperback)

By Nick Laird

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393338263, 65pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2010

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On Purpose examines the often brutal arena of human relations. Informed by both wit and a melancholic undercurrent, the book thoughtfully provokes concepts of happiness and sadness, of warring and reparation. The volume concludes with an affecting sequence about a marriage, inspired by that most influential of military treatises, The Art of War.