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Publisher Comments:

In the spirit of Jonathan Tropper and Kevin Wilson, Drew Perry takes aim at the two sides of a man's impending fatherhood--abject terror and unconditional love. Walter and Alice are expecting their first baby, but their timing is a bit off: Alice has quit her job, and Walter, once a successful loan officer, has been unexpectedly downsized. They've had to relocate to Florida to live rent-free in Alice's deceased aunt's condo, and when Alice's brother-in-law Mid offers Walter a job, he can't refuse. But the things he doesn't know--about Mid's murky dealings and the secret arrangements of his shady small-business empire--are beginning to unnerve him. Tensions escalate until the day Mid's mysteriously procured bright yellow Camaro becomes the object of a police chase--with Walter riding shotgun.

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"Perry's uneven second novel (This Is Just Exactly Like You) plods aimlessly through a Florida landscape littered with narcissistic families whose lives are circling the drain. Walter and Alice's marriage is on the ropes — he's unemployed, she's pregnant, both are unsure that they want the baby. They've moved to Florida to start over in the shadow of Alice's sister, Carolyn, and her crooked husband, Mid, who is a master of the con, convincing Walter to work a shady job. Walter and Alice are suspicious of everything Mid says and does, but they are too weak to 'just say no.' When Mid is arrested for drug offenses and tax evasion, the cops — agents Friendly and Helpful — lean on him to become a police informer, and Mid's family life melts down in a puddle of self-pity, self-denial, and furious anger. Walter, Alice, Carolyn, and Mid make unbelievable, bad decisions, one after another, and they spend the rest of the time bickering. Surprisingly, Perry fails to resolve any of the conflicts, leaving the reader to wonder what just happened. The adults and kids in this disappointing story are corny caricatures of sad, shallow people." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"This book is so funny and engaging

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Walter and Alice are expecting their first baby, but their timing is a bit off:

About the Author

Drew Perry’s first book, This Is Just Exactly Like You, was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, a SIBA Okra Pick, and an Atlanta Journal Constitution Best Book of 2010 pick. He has published fiction in Black Warrior Review, Atlanta Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, and New Stories from the South.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616201715
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Perry, Drew
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140114
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 320 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781616201715 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Perry's uneven second novel (This Is Just Exactly Like You) plods aimlessly through a Florida landscape littered with narcissistic families whose lives are circling the drain. Walter and Alice's marriage is on the ropes — he's unemployed, she's pregnant, both are unsure that they want the baby. They've moved to Florida to start over in the shadow of Alice's sister, Carolyn, and her crooked husband, Mid, who is a master of the con, convincing Walter to work a shady job. Walter and Alice are suspicious of everything Mid says and does, but they are too weak to 'just say no.' When Mid is arrested for drug offenses and tax evasion, the cops — agents Friendly and Helpful — lean on him to become a police informer, and Mid's family life melts down in a puddle of self-pity, self-denial, and furious anger. Walter, Alice, Carolyn, and Mid make unbelievable, bad decisions, one after another, and they spend the rest of the time bickering. Surprisingly, Perry fails to resolve any of the conflicts, leaving the reader to wonder what just happened. The adults and kids in this disappointing story are corny caricatures of sad, shallow people." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , "This book is so funny and engaging
"Synopsis" by , Walter and Alice are expecting their first baby, but their timing is a bit off:
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