The Lonely Polygamist


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$15.95  $14.83
W. W. Norton & Company
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5.49 X 1.07 X 8.19 inches | 1.03 pounds
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About the Author

Brady Udall is the author of New York Times bestseller The Lonely Polygamist, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, and Letting Loose the Hounds. He teaches at Boise State University and lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and children.


An audacious and frequently funny new novel.--Wendy Smith
[A] compelling, rollicking story.
The novelist's affection for his protagonist and sensitivity to his domestic despair yields characters and scenes that are precise and unfailingly rewarding. [Udall] has that gift for writing sinuous and convincing sentences that convey his affection without compromising clarity or truth.--Alan Cheuse
A wry, sympathetic portrait of a spectacularly dysfunctional family.
A profoundly satisfying read, written with a ferocious verve and authenticity.
An absorbing, moving entertaining novel that will transport the reader into Golden's chaotic world.
What is so great about this unflinching, superbly crafted, big hearted novel is the way it makes us recognize the polygamist(and sister wife) in all of us. Golden Richards' struggles and desires are no different from ours, he just has them in multiples of four. His story not only demystifies and humanizes polygamist culture, it takes a dramatic stand on behalf of families everywhere--from the most conservative to the most alternative--and suggests a way to foreground, amidst all our failings, the rare moment of success.--Pam Houston, author of Cowboys Are My Weakness
This is big-hearted American storytelling, the best new book I've read in years.--Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of American Salvage
A riveting emotional tornado of a novel.
The Lonely Polygamist cracks open the door to plural marriage and lets in the light. Brady Udall explores the Richards family with the greatest care and humor, building memorable characters that readers will immediately love. Funny and wise, The Lonely Polygamist stands with other great family novels such as The Corrections and Middlesex, and sets Udall on the top shelf of America's writers.--Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief and Animal Crackers