Author(s): Jonathan Tropper
To all appearances, Zachary King is a man with luck on his side. A steady, well-paying job, a rent-free Manhattan apartment, and Hope, his stunning, blue-blooded fiancee: smart, sexy, and completely out of his league. But as the wedding day looms, Zack finds himself haunted by the memory of his best friend, Rael, killed in a car wreck two years earlier - and by his increasingly complicated feelings for Tamara, the beautiful widow Rael left behind. Then Norm - Zack's freewheeling, Viagra-popping father - resurfaces after a twenty-year absence, looking to make amends. Norm's overbearing, often outrageous efforts to re-establish ties with his sons infuriate Zack, and yet, despite twenty years of bad blood, he finds something compelling in his father's maniacal determination to transform his own life. Inspired by Norm, Zack boldly attempts to make some changes of his own, and the results are instantly calamitous. Soon fists are flying, his love life is a shambles, and his once carefully structured existence is spinning hopelessly out of control.
From the author of the Richard & Judy selected HOW TO TALK TO A WIDOWER. Jonathan Tropper is one of the freshest voices in contemporary fiction - he combines humour, pathos and romance in a remarkable way. HOW TO TALK TO A WIDOWER has been optioned by Paramount. His novels have already received excellent reviews: 'Jonathan Tropper is a genius ... he has yet again written a brilliant, funny, and incredibly poignant book. He is, without question, one of my favourite writers today' Jane Green. 'Women: Want to know how men think? Here's a smart, funny, brutally honest, much-needed guy's point of view on how messy love can be. Jonathan Tropper makes me laugh and breaks my heart at the same time' Lolly Winston, bestselling author of Good Grief. 'A wise-cracking, darkly comic tale, yet beneath its raucous plot lies a heartfelt meditation on love and loss' Daily Mail. 'Tropper's novel is one to savour ... consistently funny, it's also full of sharp observations about relationships. Tropper's fun, sophisticated novel has something for everyone' Daily Mirror.
"Tropper will leave you laughing and crying" ESSENTIALS "this is an insightful page-turner that proves men aren't quite as simple as we thought" NEW WOMAN "You'll find yourself blinking back tears and laughing out loud in equal measure" FIRST "Tropper writes wittily and warmly about emotions in freefall" DAILY MAIL
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.