Modern-day sorcerers, seaside romance, royal treachery: They’re the stuff of the clever and witty novels being published this summer. Some are escapist and some ask us to think about societal ills, but all are worth getting lost in this summer. Whether you’re headed to the beach, trekking to the mountains or staying home, these stories will be memorable accompaniments.
"Tropper entertainingly examines the angst of middle-age masculinity as he looks at Silver, a man both growing up and growing old."
Drew Silver is dying in many ways: his marriage has been over for seven years, his ex-wife is getting remarried, his career as a rock drummer is long past, his 18-year-old daughter is pregnant, and he has a life-threatening heart condition. Tropper finds unexpected humor in all of these incongruous elements.
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