The Man of the House

The Man of the House

Book - 1996
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Publisher: New York, NY : Pocket Books, 1996.
Characteristics: 287 pages

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

Checking out a new novel by Stpehen McCaley is akin to finding a fat letter from a friend in your mailbox -- an old friend who writes like an angel, who is bright, funny, totally self-effacing and knows all sorts of interesting characters and mutual friends from way back. His characters face modern life with a combination of worldly wisdom and naivete as when the protagonist of this novel (as an undergraduate) discusses writing: "Like everyone else who's read a novel, I'd considered this option myself, but I'd concluded it required too much stamina. I was looking for some unsuspected talent or ambition -- an aptitude for physics, let's say, or the ability to play the piano by ear, or a desire to speed skate competitively -- to rear its head and lead me on. If none of it worked out, I figured I could always go to law school."

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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

Trouble arrives when Clyde Carmichael's straight roommate's ex-girlfriend shows up and raising the question of her son's paternity.

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