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ISBN13: 9780061992322
ISBN10: 0061992321
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A novel about fatherhood, marriage . . . and bank robbery.

On the morning of his daughter Miranda's wedding, Paul learns that the bank he manages has been robbed — apparently by the same man who robbed it twenty-five years before. As if that weren't enough, Miranda, who is set to marry Paul's former best friend—a man twice her age — seems to have gone missing.

Struggling to reconcile his little girl with the grown woman he's about to walk down the aisle (if he can find her), to accept his onetime peer as his future son-in-law, and to comprehend the strange coincidence of being robbed by the same man two decades apart, Paul takes stock of everything leading up to this moment — as he attempts to navigate the day's many surprises while questioning the motives and choices of those around him.

Review:

"At the start of DeWeese's engaging debut, Paul, a bank manager in the Pacific Northwest, loses his three-year-old daughter, Miranda, for a short time while trick-or-treating. After Miranda disappears 22 years later, on the day of her wedding, Paul begins a series of increasingly frustrating attempts to locate and talk with her. Unable to read relationship cues, Paul is often surprised or angered by the actions of those he thinks he knows well, including his now ex-wife, Sandra, and Grant, a friend who became his daughter's intended without his awareness. Paul's bank is robbed on the day of the wedding by the same man who robbed it two decades earlier, which adds to the trauma and confusion. Essentially decent, caring, and loyal, Paul is more valued than he suspects. Paul learns some valuable lessons as he retraces and re-evaluates his life in this insightful novel. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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"In this assiduous, mysterious novel of a father's doings on his daughter's wedding day, Dan DeWeese gives us a portrait of one man's alienation, self-doubt, passivity, and, ultimately, his redeeming passion. With admirable formal restraint and unyielding sympathy, DeWeese delivers a whole adult life in a day." 'Lauren Grodstein

Review:

"The careful, unpretentious opening of You Don't Love This Mancan't possibly belie the cataclysm of interpersonal drama it contains. . . . The story has left me in that strange place between emotional exhaustion and raw, refreshed excitement for life. This amazing novel is why novels exist." Tom Bissell'

Review:

"Dan DeWeese's elegantly written novel tells the story — alternately joyful and heartbreaking — of a father coming to terms with what he's made of his life. It's one of those novels I know I'll return to, and pass on, in admiration and delight." Mary Rechner

Review:

"Oddly tense and ultimately, cleansingly sad, You Don't Love This Man wrings an amazing amount of pathos out of one (only seemingly) ordinary life." People

Synopsis:

Deweese delivers a witty, heartfelt, and keenly observed debut novel about marriage, fatherhood, and bank robbery.

Synopsis:

You Don't Love This Man is an exquisite puzzle….Which is more gorgeous, more satisfying here, the story itself, or the language DeWeese uses to tell it?” —Mary Rechner, author of Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women

Set in the Pacific Northwest, Dan Deweeses debut novel delivers a witty, heartfelt, and keenly observed day-in-the-life of one father of the bride, casting luminous insight into marriage, fatherhood, and bank robbery. Readers of Benjamin Kunkel, Joshua Ferris, and Kevin Wilson, as well as fans of contemporary American masters like Philip Roth and Tobias Wolff, will be enthralled by Deweeses evocative, literary exploration of an everyman protagonists quiet struggles and tender joys on one of the most monumental days in his life.

About the Author

Dan DeWeese teaches writing at Portland State University. His fiction has appeared in Tin House, New England Review, Washington Square, and other publications. In 2009, he created Propeller, an art, film, and literature quarterly magazine, for which he serves as editor in chief.

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KT, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by KT)
I picked up this book because it is nominated for the Ken Kesey fiction award as well it should be. The story happens the day of Paul's daughter Miranda's wedding. The groom is his former best friend. Paul is a bank manager and his branch has just been robbed by the same man that robbed him 25 years earlier when he was a teller. And the bride is missing. The story is written in flashbacks beginning with the first bank robbery. Paul is an ordinary man with an ordinary life. The story is so beautifully written that I found myself rereading sections thinking 'yes, this is exactly how that feels'.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061992322
Author:
DeWeese, Dan
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Deweese, Dan
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 32.80 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of DeWeese's engaging debut, Paul, a bank manager in the Pacific Northwest, loses his three-year-old daughter, Miranda, for a short time while trick-or-treating. After Miranda disappears 22 years later, on the day of her wedding, Paul begins a series of increasingly frustrating attempts to locate and talk with her. Unable to read relationship cues, Paul is often surprised or angered by the actions of those he thinks he knows well, including his now ex-wife, Sandra, and Grant, a friend who became his daughter's intended without his awareness. Paul's bank is robbed on the day of the wedding by the same man who robbed it two decades earlier, which adds to the trauma and confusion. Essentially decent, caring, and loyal, Paul is more valued than he suspects. Paul learns some valuable lessons as he retraces and re-evaluates his life in this insightful novel. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "In this assiduous, mysterious novel of a father's doings on his daughter's wedding day, Dan DeWeese gives us a portrait of one man's alienation, self-doubt, passivity, and, ultimately, his redeeming passion. With admirable formal restraint and unyielding sympathy, DeWeese delivers a whole adult life in a day." '
"Review" by , "The careful, unpretentious opening of You Don't Love This Mancan't possibly belie the cataclysm of interpersonal drama it contains. . . . The story has left me in that strange place between emotional exhaustion and raw, refreshed excitement for life. This amazing novel is why novels exist."
"Review" by , "Dan DeWeese's elegantly written novel tells the story — alternately joyful and heartbreaking — of a father coming to terms with what he's made of his life. It's one of those novels I know I'll return to, and pass on, in admiration and delight."
"Review" by , "Oddly tense and ultimately, cleansingly sad, You Don't Love This Man wrings an amazing amount of pathos out of one (only seemingly) ordinary life."
"Synopsis" by , Deweese delivers a witty, heartfelt, and keenly observed debut novel about marriage, fatherhood, and bank robbery.
"Synopsis" by , You Don't Love This Man is an exquisite puzzle….Which is more gorgeous, more satisfying here, the story itself, or the language DeWeese uses to tell it?” —Mary Rechner, author of Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women

Set in the Pacific Northwest, Dan Deweeses debut novel delivers a witty, heartfelt, and keenly observed day-in-the-life of one father of the bride, casting luminous insight into marriage, fatherhood, and bank robbery. Readers of Benjamin Kunkel, Joshua Ferris, and Kevin Wilson, as well as fans of contemporary American masters like Philip Roth and Tobias Wolff, will be enthralled by Deweeses evocative, literary exploration of an everyman protagonists quiet struggles and tender joys on one of the most monumental days in his life.
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