Author(s): Jonathan Tropper
The Richard & Judy-selected author returns with a touching and hilarious new novel.
Jonathan Tropper is one of the freshest voices in contemporary fiction - he combines humour, pathos and romance in a unique and remarkable way. Following on from the success of the Richard and Judy nominated HOW TO TALK TO A WIDOWER in 2007, this new novel will cement Tropper's reputation as a star of the genre. The legion of new-found fans from Richard & Judy are evangelical about him and keenly awaiting the new book. "It's a wise-cracking, darkly comic tale, yet beneath its raucous plot lies a heartfelt meditation on love and loss." DAILY MAIL "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
'Very funny and scapel-sharp' THE BOOKSELLER "[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 "[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 "This is a beautiful novel about men -- their lust and rage and sweetness. Read it." THE WASHINGTON POST 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 "...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 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 'sharply observed, beautifully bitter and very funny tale of dysfunctional family relationships.' BELLA 'A frank but funny take on relationships.' WOMAN 'Death, divorce and unemployment become the stuff of no-holds-barred comedy in an ultimately tender tale of dysfunctional family life.' BLOOMBERG.COM 'funny, heartfelt and refreshing. An excellent read.' ESSENTIALS 'Hilarious and heartbreaking' WOMAN'S WAY
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: www.jonathantropper.com