A hilarious exploration of the simmering tensions beneath the surface of a contented marriage.

By Dean Bakopoulos Read by Luke Daniels Fiction / Humorous / Literary English, Unabridged 10h 21m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							One night Don, a father of three, leaves his house for an evening stroll, only to wake up the next morning stoned, and sleeping in a hammock next to a young woman he barely knows. His wife, Claire, leaves the house on this same night to go on a midnight run - only to find herself bumming cigarettes and beer outside the all-night convenience store. As the summer lingers and the temperature rises, this quotidian town’s adults grow wilder and more reckless while their children grow increasingly confused. Claire, Don, and their neighbors and friends find themselves on an existential odyssey, exploring the most puzzling quandaries of marriage and maturity. When does a fantasy become infidelity? When does compromise become resentment? When does routine become boring monotony?

"The book as a whole is something like sex: by turns steamy, lovely, angry and clumsy, a muddle of fantasy, emotional baggage and awkward moments that amounts, by the climax, to a bit of a sticky mess." "...if you’re down for a fling...then dive in. It’s summertime, after all." - New York Times (book review)

2015's Great Reads - NPR's Book Concierge