This Is Where I Leave You

This Is Where I Leave You

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Poor Judd Foxman returns home early to find his wife in bed with his boss - in the act. He now faces the twin threats of both divorce and unemployment. His misery is compounded further with the sudden death of his father.He is then asked to come and 'sit Shiva' for his newly deceased parent with his angry, screwed up and somewhat estranged brothers and sisters in his childhood home. It is there he must confront who he really is and - more importantly - who he can become.Funny, moving, powerful and poignant. THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU is the fabulous follow up to HOW TO TALK TO A WIDOWER and Jonathan Tropper at his best.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 26mm | 498.95g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752885847
  • 9780752885841
  • 162,066

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You can't go wropng with a book which opens with someone's testicles on fire! -- KARIN SLAUGHTER * DAILY EXPRESS * Hilarious and heartbreaking * WOMAN'S WAY * funny, heartfelt and refreshing. An excellent read. * ESSENTIALS * Death, divorce and unemployment become the stuff of no-holds-barred comedy in an ultimately tender tale of dysfunctional family life. * BLOOMBERG.COM * A frank but funny take on relationships. * WOMAN * sharply observed, beautifully bitter and very funny tale of dysfunctional family relationships. * BELLA * The novel is artful and brilliant, filled with colorful narratives and witty dialogue...Tropper gives a genuine portrayal of marriage, sibling rancor, and the loss of a parent. The subject matter is dismal at times, but Tropper...can find the funny in any situation. * ASSOCIATED PRESS * "...Often hilarious and often heartbreaking...Consistently surprising. Tropper keeps the reader off balance by changing the allegiances between siblings and spouses, friends and enemies, lovers and losers, and the result is a novel that charms by allowing for messes, loose ends, and the reality that there's only one sure ending for everyone." * LA TIMES * The gifted and funny Jonathan Tropper returns with the often side-splitting, mostly heartbreaking This Is Where I Leave You...real and harrowing - when it's not hilarious." * USA TODAY * This is a beautiful novel about men -- their lust and rage and sweetness. Read it. * THE WASHINGTON POST * [A] smartly comic novel...Tropper goes on to introduce a darkly entertaining bunch of dysfunctional relatives...In assembling the book's cast of characters, Tropper achieves a lively mix...Although Mr. Tropper's dialogue here is fresh and fast, his book also has ballast. * NEW YORK TIMES * [A] magnificently funny family saga...It's amazing what can happen in the hands of the casually brilliant author. Tropper steadily ratchets up the multigenerational mayhem, often involving unwieldy lust or vociferous inter-sibling squabbling, with the calm authority of someone who knows his characters from deep within his kishkes - that's Yiddish for "guts"... I urge with all my heart and kishkes: Read this one! Read and weep with laughter. * US ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * Very funny and scapel-sharp * THE BOOKSELLER *
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About Jonathan Tropper

Jonathan Tropper was born and raised in Riverdale, New York. He attended the creative writing program at New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science, where he received a Masters degree. His novels have been translated into more than ten languages. He lives with his wife and children in Westchester, NY, and teaches writing at Manhattanville College. Visit his website at:
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Very funny and scapel-sharp THE BOOKSELLER
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112,760 ratings
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4 43% (48,376)
3 23% (26,496)
2 5% (6,083)
1 1% (1,575)
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