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Publisher Comments:

Tim Sandlin is:
Tom Robbins if he had a heart
Pam Houston if she were a man
J. D. Salinger if he were from Wyoming
Joseph Heller if he were funny

Struggling with his wife's desertion and questions about who his father really is, Sam Callahan finds support from his practical daughter Shannon, who researches Sam's paternity and sets off the adventure of Sam's life.

Review:

"[A] ribald and tangled yarn....The characters in this third installment of Sandlin's GroVont Trilogy don't spend much time in GroVont, Wyo....Still, Sam would be a literal riot in any state, and, as rendered by Sandlin, his voice is an effective blend of flippancy and compassion." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[A] weird, funny, raunchy novel that veers wildly from pathos to slapstick and back again, and it's surprisingly effective....Sandlin weds an outrageous plot with emotionally whacked-out characters and comes up with a loopy inquiry into the meaning of fatherhood." Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist

Review:

"A story of grand faux pas and dazzling dysfunction...a wildly satirical look at the absurdities of modern life." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Wild, wonderful, and wickedly funny....Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Downright superb...wickedly funny...richly rewarding." Milwaukee Journal

Review:

"Sandlin is the only novelist I've read in the last two years whose prose forced me to laugh out loud." The Bloomsbury Review

Review:

"Some writers make you laugh out loud. Tim Sandlin is one...remarkable, hilarious, and touching...a joyous affirmation of humanity." Winston-Salem Journal

Review:

"An affecting book, now sprightly, now sad, as his characters experience the common upturnings and downturnings of life. It is fiction to be savoured." Larry McMurtry, author of The Last Picture Show

Review:

"A delicious, pothole-filled journey...a sad and savvy coming-of-good-sense novel." Shelby Hearon, author of Ella in Bloom

Synopsis:

""Social Blunders" finds the indefatigable Sam Callahan mourning the defection of his second wife, Wanda. In an attempt to shake off the doldrums, Sam embarks on a comic quest to find the father he never knew. . . . A weird, funny, raunchy novel that veers wildly from pathos to slapstick and back again" ("Booklist").

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573225885
Author:
Sandlin, Tim
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
9602
Publication Date:
April 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.02x5.14x.78 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 336 pages Riverhead Books - English 9781573225885 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] ribald and tangled yarn....The characters in this third installment of Sandlin's GroVont Trilogy don't spend much time in GroVont, Wyo....Still, Sam would be a literal riot in any state, and, as rendered by Sandlin, his voice is an effective blend of flippancy and compassion."
"Review" by , "[A] weird, funny, raunchy novel that veers wildly from pathos to slapstick and back again, and it's surprisingly effective....Sandlin weds an outrageous plot with emotionally whacked-out characters and comes up with a loopy inquiry into the meaning of fatherhood."
"Review" by , "A story of grand faux pas and dazzling dysfunction...a wildly satirical look at the absurdities of modern life."
"Review" by , "Wild, wonderful, and wickedly funny....Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Downright superb...wickedly funny...richly rewarding."
"Review" by , "Sandlin is the only novelist I've read in the last two years whose prose forced me to laugh out loud."
"Review" by , "Some writers make you laugh out loud. Tim Sandlin is one...remarkable, hilarious, and touching...a joyous affirmation of humanity."
"Review" by , "An affecting book, now sprightly, now sad, as his characters experience the common upturnings and downturnings of life. It is fiction to be savoured."
"Review" by , "A delicious, pothole-filled journey...a sad and savvy coming-of-good-sense novel."
"Synopsis" by , ""Social Blunders" finds the indefatigable Sam Callahan mourning the defection of his second wife, Wanda. In an attempt to shake off the doldrums, Sam embarks on a comic quest to find the father he never knew. . . . A weird, funny, raunchy novel that veers wildly from pathos to slapstick and back again" ("Booklist").
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