Odd One Out

Quinton Skinner (Author)

Product Details

$16.00  $14.72
Prospect Park Books
Publish Date
May 30, 2017
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Quinton Skinner is the author of the novels Amnesia Nights and 14 Degrees Below Zero, as well as the nonfiction books Do I Look Like a Daddy to You? A Survival Guide for First-Time Fathers and VH1 Behind the Music: Casualties of Rock. He has written nationally for publications including Variety, Glamour, American Theatre, and in the Twin Cities for all three of its major newspapers. He is currently the senior editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine.


"Quinton Skinner is like a miner, digging deep into the lives of one family for treasure, and offering it up in lyrical and graceful prose. The characters are endearing and maddening, funny and profane, tender and hopeful--and in Odd One Out, the reader is given both a unique family story and a universal one."
-- Lorna Landvik, author of Once in a Blue Moon Lodge

"Quinton Skinner has written a tragic, antic, unhinged domestic drama filled with pratfalls, puke, and dysfunction galore. Also, it's funny. You know, just like family. Odd One Out is a delight."
-- Christopher Noxon, author of Plus One

"A philosophy-spouting father drags his three children across the country in a junk food-fueled search for his missing wife... a family drama exploring bonds that hold parents to children and siblings to one another.... The bittersweet conclusion is just right."
--Pioneer Press

"Wry... compelling... it gains in depth as the family members uncover the mysterious truths of the people they thought they knew best."
-- City Pages

"The novel's first of three sections follows a young family stuck improvising an answer to two questions (both posed with all the decorum of a midnight break-in): Where did Mom go? And why did she leave? While the father takes it poorly--existentially, really--his kids, each precocious in a different color, fashion their own terms of understanding. Because, as Skinner shows, all kids eventually have to realize that their parents are just people."
--Minnesota Monthly