A Hilariously Heartfelt Novel Of A Very Non-Traditional Quest For Fatherhood; The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Fool's Errand; The Broome family is facing an uncertain future; however no-one but youngest son Nick seems to notice. Driven by an inexplicable certainty that his family is on the brink of extinction, Nick vows to bring a child into the world by whatever means necessary. The only problem is that Nick is gay, with little hope of ever finding a suitable surrogate mother. Undeterred, Nick begins a quest to find a woman. His wacko adventures draw him into contact with schizophrenics, Hispanic immigrants, body-pierced teenagers, female escorts, a God-fearing lobotomist, an itinerant matchmaker, and an unbalanced but irrepressible young woman named Nattie, who ultimately may provide what he is seeking in the way he least expected. Alternately moving and very, very funny, Nick Broome's quest to leave a mark on the world drives straight to the heart of the evolving nature of love and family.
Used availability for Louis Bayard's Endangered Species
April 2001 : USA Paperback