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Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross
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Jun 23, 2011

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This is kind of a guy's version of Lorrie Moore's Anagrams. It has the same structure of overlapping stories, some of which turn out to be happening inside character's heads, but it adds a story-within-a-story element that seems to me to be quintessentially guy, and its main thematic concern is guys' ambivalence about marriage. This book was billed as "a police procedural of the soul," and I would have enjoyed that, I think. But it turns out to be neither a police procedural, nor of the soul. Recommended only for middle- aged guys who are currently or have been married.
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