Books by Brady Udall

THE LONELY POLYGAMIST by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2010

"Fans of the HBO series Big Love will be pleased to see an alternate take on the multi-household problem, and lovers of good writing will find this a pleasure, period."
Unhappy families are different, quoth Leo Tolstoy—even when they're headed by the same patriarch, the situation from which Udall's (The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, 2001, etc.) latest unfolds. Read full book review >
THE MIRACLE LIFE OF EDGAR MINT by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"A remarkably assured debut novel that brings to life a unique world, tells its story with skill, and remains enthralling throughout. A bit of a miracle in its own right."
A picaresque, coming-of-ager by Udall (stories: Letting Loose the Hounds, 1997) invokes nearly every archetype of the genre while still managing to be fresh and vigorous, and unveiling a rarely seen slice of American life in the process. Read full book review >
LETTING LOOSE THE HOUNDS by Brady Udall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

Eleven polished stories, a few of which have appeared in GQ and Playboy, that insist on their rawness and grit but seem to involve lots of writing-school posturing about cowboy life out in Utah, Texas, and Arizona. Udall's carpenter chic self-consciously draws him to men ``stricken with heartache and fracture and fallen hopes'': men, in other words, who drink too much, live too hard, and suffer ``the confusion that comes with being lost in the world''—though for no- account losers and ``irretrievable failures,'' they sure do speak eloquently. Read full book review >