This Is Just Exactly Like You : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Perry, Drew

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In this darkly humorous debut novel of suburban survival and life''s occasional miracles, Perry offers fresh and funny insights into marriage, autism, parenthood, and suburban ennui.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780143118602
SKU 216793368
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0143118609
Release Date 3/29/2011
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Annotation A quirky and slightly surreal look at upbeat dysfunctionalia in the suburbs, Drew Perry's debut follows impulsive dad Jack Lang as he copes (barely) with his autistic child and his wayward wife, who has left him and moved in with his best friend. THIS IS JUST EXACTLY LIKE YOU deals with the oddity of "normal" life with a kind of laconic cheerfulness. Perry doesn't always connect the dots of his plot, and this seems to be part of the atmosphere he's going for. His baffled but sympathetic characters are never tortured or traumatized, but they get lost on their own lawns staring at their weird lives in a bemused daze.
Editors Note "Richly imagined, beautifully written, and completely absorbing. I found myself spellbound, turning pages well past my bedtime. What a fine, fine book." -Tim O'Brien || After Jack Lang impulsively buys the house directly across the street from his own, his wife, Beth, has finally had enough. She leaves him- and their six-year-old autistic son, Hendrick-for Jack's best friend, Terry Canavan. Jack tries telling everyone he's okay, but even he's not so sure. When Hendrick, who rarely talks, starts speaking in fluent Spanish, Jack knows he's in uncharted territory. But once Canavan's ex- girlfriend Rena turns up at his door to see how things are going, Jack begins to suspect the world could be far more complicated than he'd ever believed. Set against a landscape of defunct putt-putt courses and karaoke bars, parenthood and infidelity, This Is Just Exactly Like You is a wise and witty debut novel with captivating insights into marriage, autism, suburban fiasco, and life's occasional miracles.
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Number of Pages 0336
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