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The author of the much-loved novels The Object of My Affection and The Easy Way Out returns with another endearingly disaffected hero, another disastrously dysfunctional family, and new territory: the battleground--and occasional common ground--of fathers and sons.
Marhta Duffy Time A funny, fluent novel...McCauley's particular skill lies in his grasp of the bonds that link straights and gays in the maze of life's daily dealings...
US magazine Stephen McCauley writes novels so delightful you want to collar passersby and read them passage out loud.
David Weigand San Francisco Chronicle Sparkling....The Man of the House ripples with humor...McCauley's best novel to date.
USA Today Charming...a wry, bittersweet look at the importance and impossibility of father-son relationships....The writing is seamless, the story never lags, and it is filled with eccentric characters and observations that you'll find yourself reading aloud.
The New York Times Book Review A comic novel about human predicaments....McCauley has mastered the small yet perfect comic gesture....Readers will welcome back the rueful and rumpled comic vision that is unmistakably his own.
Kirkus Reviews A wry and melancholy comedy of modern manners....A lovely, funny book that represents an impressive strenghtening of McCauley's themes and talent.
Time Out New York Fine, funny, and appealing... The Man of the House is consistently compelling in its depiction of the intertwining relationships between Clyde's friends, neighbors, and relatives...A talented and winning writer.
St. Petersburg Times (Fl) A painful, humorous look at life as a grown-up, where great expectations give over to silent resignations...Clyde's observations are witty and right on target.
Elle Irresistible....McCauley's latest and most emotionally complex probe into family dysfunction.