Saturday, August 7, 2010

MFA Greensboro Alum Drew Perry Reviewed on Politics and Prose

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A darkly humorous debut novel of suburban survival and life's occasional miracles

When Jack Lang impulsively buys a second house directly across the street from his own, his wife Beth leaves him-and their six-year-old autistic son, Hendrick-to move in with Jack's best friend, Terry Canavan. Jack tells everyone in his life he's okay, but no one believes him. Not his employees at Patriot Mulch & Tree in suburban North Carolina, not Beth herself, and not Canavan's estranged girlfriend Rena, who arrives on Jack's doorstep to see how, and whether, he's bearing up. When Jack starts letting Rena further into his life, and when Hendrick suddenly starts speaking fluent Spanish-stunning everyone-it becomes apparent to Jack that the world is far more complicated than he believed.

Read the entire review here: http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780670021543

Find out more about the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro here: http://mfagreensboro.org

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