A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do

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9781982683153

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About the Author

PETE FROMM is a five time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award for his novels If Not For This, As Cool as I Am, and How All This Started, his story collection Dry Rain, and the memoir Indian Creek Chronicles. The film of As Cool as I Am was released in 2013. He is also the author of several other story collections and has published over two hundred stories in magazines. He is on the faculty of Oregon's Pacific University's Low-Residency MFA Program and lives in Montana. His second memoir The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds was named an Honor Book in the 2016 Montana Book Awards.

Stephen Graybill is an actor, producer, and award-winning voice-over artist. He was seen on television in The Girls Guide to Depravity, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order, and HBO's The Wire. He has also acted on stage and done voice-overs for commercials, winning both a Gold Clio Award and a Silver Effie Award. He has also worked on over fifty audiobooks, including Jesus Swagger by Jarrid Wilson.

Reviews

A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do reminds us of the light, the goodness of people, the kindness of strangers, and how the unlucky aren't always lost. They can be lucky again. Fromm is an important and much-needed writer. I can't recommend this one enough.

-- "Willy Vlautin, author of Don't Skip Out on Me"

Once again, Fromm writes masterfully about the tribulations of everyday people in the modern American West. A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do is at once a heart-wrenching love story, a gritty tale of surviving irredeemable loss, and a poignant meditation on fatherhood.

-- "Jonathan Evison, author of Lawn Boy"

Fromm is an artist, sifting through all the detail of the daily world to find the beautiful revealed. His characters are another life you've lived, felt that closely. Taz is overwhelmed in this novel but also enriched. The miracle of hanging a door correctly, of making it through the first year without his daughter's mother, of getting through a single day, finding resilience and a more expansive life than tragedy promised. There are no shortcuts here, everything earned.

-- "David Vann, author of Aquarium"

A brave beauty of a book, A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do is about how heartbreaking tragedy can actually burnish us to a new shine we never could have imagined. About the grace of friends and family, the true depth and patience of love, and the impossible privilege of what it means to be a father, this novel simply glows.

-- "Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author"

A widowed father's recovery from grief forms the framework of Fromm's touching novel...A compassionate and unsentimental look at one confused young man's path through loss.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

This deeply emotional story is in some ways a simple one of death, birth, grieving, and a long, slow climb toward recovery...The best parts are simply magical as Fromm renders indelible images with heartbreaking precision in beautiful, lyrical prose.

-- "Booklist"