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In this luminous and tartly comic new novel, Mona Simpson, modern master of the surreal family drama, trains her eye on a generation - and a man-torn between idealism and self-absorption. Tom Owens is a brilliant barefoot entrepreneur who has become rich and famous by inventing a new kind of business - a man who is fond of showering his largesse on friends and perfect strangers even as he resists any deeper claims on his affection. Into Owens's charmed life comes a ten-year-old girl whose claims he cannot ignore: Jane is his daughter, born out of wedlock, raised in communes, and now dispatched into his care by a mother who is no longer capable of providing it. As this raggedy, preternaturally observant girl seeks a place within Owens's circle, A Regular Guy depicts the miraculous chemistry that transforms longing into belonging, an uneasy menage into a family, and an arrogant boy-man into a father. Simpson understands families. She understands money. She understands America. This is a poignant, funny book about loss and disillusionment. - Chicago Tribune

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9781455892068
Author:
Simpson, Mona
Publisher:
Brilliance Corporation
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Family Life
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Publication Date:
20121031
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MP3 CD
Language:
English

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