Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
A Novel (P.S.)

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“Hystericaland often touching. . . . Domestic Violets is a fast, fun, hilariousread." —Jessica Anya Blau, critically-acclaimed author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and DrinkingCloser to Home

Inthe tradition of Jonathan Tropper and Tom Perrotta comes Matthew Norman's Domestic Violets—adarkly comic family drama about one man’s improbable trials of love, loss, andambition; of attraction, impotence, and infidelity; and of mid-life malaise,poorly-planned revenge, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

 

About Matthew Norman

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Matthew Norman is an advertising copywriter. He lives with his wife and daughter in Baltimore. Domestic Violets is his first novel.
 
Published August 9, 2011 by Harper Perennial. 329 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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on the book’s cover, is unusually rich, containing sections respectively called, Meet Matthew Norman, This Book May or May Not Be Completely Autobiographical, and A Conversation with Matthew Norman.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

Matthew Norman’s witty debut novel, Domestic Violets, is a story about a failing marriage, the angst of aging, career aspirations gone awry and second chances — in other words, a story more frequently told from a woman’s perspective.

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Open Letters Monthly

Here is a book that wears its heart on its title page: a domestic novel written by a man, about a man, from a decidedly masculine point of view, yet it’s not soaked with testosterone or obsessed with panoptic pronouncements on the state of the world.

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Bookmarks Magazine

And he’s written a novel, but the manuscript he’s slaved over for years is currently hidden in his desk drawer while his father, an actual famous writer, just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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But it’s not so much what’s happening that’s so special about this book, because we all know a midlife crisis may lead to trouble.

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