The Best A Man Can Get

The Best A Man Can Get

A Novel of Fatherhood and Its Discontents

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
Michael Adams escapes the trials of marriage and fatherhood by telling his wife he has to travel for business and living a double life in an apartment with three other young men, spending his days playing computer games while his wife struggles to cope alone.

Blackwell North Amer
Michael Adams is a composer of advertising jingles who shares a flat with three other men in their late twenties. Days are spent lying in bed, playing computer and musical trivia games, and occasionally doing a spot of work. And then, when he feels like it, he crosses the river and goes back to his unsuspecting wife and children.
For Michael is living a double life. He escapes from the exhausting misery of babies by telling his wife he has to pull an all-nighter at work or travel away on business. And while she is valiantly coping on her own, he is just a few miles away in his male paradise, doing all the stupid, pointless, gloriously enjoyable stuff that most men with small children can only dream about. He thinks he can lead this double life indefinitely, until the inevitable slip exposes him and threatens to blow his marriage to kingdom come.

Baker
& Taylor

Michael Adams, a composer of advertising jingles, escapes the trials and tribulations of marriage and fatherhood by telling his wife he has to travel for business and living a double life in an apartment with three other young men, spending his days lying in bed and playing a computer and musical trivia games, while his wife struggles to cope on her own. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767907132
0767907132
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 22 cm

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