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A screenwriter, fledgling freelancer, and stay-at-home dad of two, Josh Lansky has held everything together during his wife Stacy's week-long business trip--until this morning's playdate, when he finds out through the mommy grapevine that Stacy might be having an affair. What Josh needs is a break. He's not going to get one.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Funny, wise, sexy... this claustrophobic vision of contemporary parenting hits home." - Thelma Adams

"Fathermucker is a staggering achievement. A reflection on love, marriage and parenthood, so astoundingly honest, laugh-out-loud funny, and genuine, it will break your heart." - Robin Antalek

"Only a writer with the verve, daring and great talent of Greg Olear could pull off a novel that deals with sippy cups, masturbation, autism spectrum disorder, affairs, and playdates all at once. Fathermucker is delightfully unexpected, wholly original, and a joy to read." - Jessica Anya Blau

"...a whip-smart, hilarious, and deeply moving meditation on fatherhood and marriage." - Jonathan Evison

"With candor and wit, Greg Olear takes the reader to the most uncomfortable truths of marriage and parenthood--and yet Fathermucker oozes with vulnerability and love. I burst into tears several times while reading this novel, and was beyond moved by the anguished acceptance of young Roland's autism. Compassionate, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny." - Susan Henderson

"In vivid Crayola yellow, Olear brilliantly highlights the bliss and pathos, fear, loathing and lusting of 21st century parenthood. Yet beneath the sippy cups, crumpled Happy Meal bags, and Mom Jeans intertwined with another dad's sweatpants on the floor of this runaway minivan of a novel lies much more. FATHERMUCKER is nothing less than a moving and sneakily profound meditation on what it means to exist in these absurd and troubling times." - James P Othmer

"...a book you can't wait for your friends to read, too -- an exhilarating and fearless celebration of life's highs, lows, and all the glorious in-betweens." - Maria Semple

"Raucously, wickedly, sweetly, saucily, surprisingly, profanely funny... a wonderful novel." - Jess Walter

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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback

Title: Fathermucker: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Olear
ISBN: 0-06-205971-8 / 978-0-06-205971-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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October 2011 : Paperback

Title: Fathermucker: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Olear
Publisher: William Morrow andamp; Company
Availability: Amazon UK   

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October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Fathermucker: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Olear
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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