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Fiction. We know the men who populate CUL DE SAC from our own neighborhoods and our own familiar fantasies of the American good life, yet in Scott Wrobel's hands their faults and strange inner minds frighten and delight us. Here are middle-aged men who deal with parenting, marriage, and grief by untangling extension cords, organizing garages, stalking seasonal Eastern Euro ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 20th 2012 by Sententia Books
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Pat Pujolas
May 11, 2012 Pat Pujolas rated it it was amazing
It's not often when a book can make you laugh out loud, while simultaneously tearing your heart from the center of your chest. "Cul de Sac" does just that. The protagonists here are midwestern suburbanites, on the verge of a collective nervous breakdown, but for reasons of varying circumstance and character flaws. You'll watch them fall. You'll see them rise. Contemporary American lit has a new and exciting voice in Scott Wrobel. Can't praise this one high enough. Seven stars out of five. Maybe ...more
Kathryn
Sep 13, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
Cul de Sac is comprised of a series linked short stories that follow a group of men who live in the same cul de sac in a midwestern suburb. These men, though varied in education and personality, all struggle with the ability to truly express their feelings. Hilariously humorous and deeply depressing, these photographic portraits question the core of men's lives. Scott Wrobel's writing crackles with electricity like his characters blast their aluminum siding with power washers for hours at a time ...more
Mike Kalmbach
Apr 29, 2012 Mike Kalmbach rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Men who enjoy literary fiction
Bottom line: Great read for those looking for realistic characters, warts and all.

Scott Wrobel's debut is a series of short stories about men linked by a common thread: not just the fact they live in the same cul de sac, but also their struggles with depression and unfortunate life events.

These stories are character-driven and show the sometimes harsh realities that men commonly deal with. Also, this is definitely a book for adults--it concerns adults in adult situations.

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Sarah
Apr 17, 2013 Sarah rated it it was ok
Umm. very unconventional. Based in MN!(the good part of the book), but written for men, the women in the book arn't portrayed well, but neither are the men. It is written in a style of crude reality. I would have never read this ever, but I had to for my Lit class. It was OK, if you wan't an interesting/funny/gross/anyother adjective you want to use, this is your book.
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