The Great Perhaps
Publish date: May 11th 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Let me preface this review by saying I'm a huge fan of Joe Meno and I think it's admirable that one author can write so many different kinds of books, but this one just wasn't the cheese or the bees knees for me.Of course there were parts of the story that I enjoyed immensely and they primarily resi...
Joe Meno’s The Great Perhaps is an inventive, startling novel that is equally comic and affecting. It tells the story of Jonathan Casper’s family in dissolution: his daughters Thisbe and Amelia in their struggles with adolescent sex and politics and ambition; his wife Madeline equally troubled by he...
Expansive, funny, sad, and weirdly mesmerizing, Joe Meno's latest novel is set during the 2004 Presidential election, a time in history when we as a nation were hobbled with fear and failed by the promise of easy answers.
Just as I was getting absorbed, I left this one at a friend's house, then didn't get it back for several weeks. I'll go back to it one of these days...