Everything in Mason Frulic's life has to live up to the "Frulic Standard": total perfection. He expects everyone else to live that way too. His brother kills himself. He tangles with his wife's minister, ripping apart the preacher's faith and sending the pastor away shaken to his core. Frulic's nephew is charged with murder when his musician roommate is shot dead. Frulic's daughter tries to help her cousin. Frulic's wife is on the edge of dementia, and must have a caretaker with her day and night. She sometimes wanders away and dreams of being in Hawaii. The minister is sexually challenged by a 15-year-old church girl, who knows about his affair with a teenager in his Oregon church. The woman from Oregon shows up with pictures of his child. Frulic helps find his lost wife, and comes to accept his role in a world that is not totally perfect.
Used availability for Chet Cunningham's The Frulic Standard
June 2004 : USA Paperback