Midlife Crisis Novels

Novels which depict a middle-aged protagonist having difficulties, going through a midlife crisis, or feeling dissatisfied with their career. Fiction only, please.
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155 books · 119 voters · list created September 18th, 2011 by deleted user.
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Are plays fair game as well? (I added a few, but will be happy to delete them again if you'd rather not extend the list to plays.)


message 2: by Ben (last edited Sep 18, 2011 03:22PM) (new)

Ben What is the mid-life crisis in My Name Is Asher Lev? The book chronicles the title character's first 20 years or so. Is that a reference to Asher's parents or some other characters of whom I am not thinking?

Love this book, so I'd like to vote for it if I can!


message 3: by Reese (new)

Reese Ben wrote: "What is the mid-life crisis in My Name Is Asher Lev? The book chronicles the title character's first 20 years or so. Is that a reference to Asher's parents or some other characters of ..."

Thanks for posting the question that was in my mind too.


message 4: by Reese (new)

Reese If my memory is accurate, Rabbit is twenty-six in RABBIT, RUN. I wouldn't put twenty-six in the midlife range, but MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is still on this list, and Asher (in this novel) is younger than Updike's Rabbit. I would not call what Asher's parents are experiencing "a midlife crisis," so I'm still having trouble understanding why the novel got three votes.


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