Synopses & Reviews
A major literary paperback for the summer, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Stone Diaries". Following Larry, the main protagonist, from 1977 to 1997, and from the age of 27 to 47, as he goes in search of himself, the novel explores how masculinity is defined in the post-feminist world. "A brilliant reflection on what it may be like to be a man in the late twentieth century" "Independent".
A novel which sets out to illustrate how men have changed, and how masculinity is defined in a post-feminist world. It covers the life of a man from 1977, when he was 27 years old, to 1997, and two strands run through the book: work and goodness.