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The Lonely Polygamist (Digital Audiobook)

By Brady Udall, David Aaron Baker (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 2, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/9/2011)
Paperback (5/1/2011)
Hardcover (5/3/2010)

May 2010 Indie Next List

“The Lonely Polygamist is the story of 45-year-old Golden Richards, a hapless soul, whose four wives, 28 children, and one paramour run his life. By turns laugh-out-loud funny and hauntingly sad, this novel is a big, fat, satisfying read that will make you reconsider what it means to be part of a family. Plus, it contains the naughtiest, goofiest 11-year-old boy who will ever break your heart.”
— Roberta Dyer, Broadway Books, Portland, OR
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Description

Brady Udall is the acclaimed author of the internationally best-selling The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint. In The Lonely Polygamist, Udall pens a tragicomic tale starring Golden Richards-who despite having four wives and 28 children, hasn't quite found fulfillment in life. Like other men in the midst of a mid-life crisis, Golden feels as though he's drowning. His wives squabble amongst themselves, and he hardly has time for all his children-least of all the 11-year-old who's taken a keen interest in explosives. And now his construction business is struggling. Yet even after Golden falls in love again and takes a mistress to alleviate his pain, life continues to fall short of expectations. Udall's skillfully observed tale is "as comic as it is sublimely catastrophic" (Publishers Weekly). Narrator David Aaron Baker's performance deftly portrays the complexity of Udall's title character. "Udall's polished storytelling and sterling cast of perfectly realized and flawed characters make this a serious contender for Great American Novel status."-Publishers Weekly, starred review