Griswold is indisputably a fool. A well-educated, well-connected investments player on the one hand, but an entitled money-driven cretin on the other. His life changes almost overnight when he’s found to have acted slimily (but not illegally) by selling a stock short. His wife deserts him, his daughters disown him, and he loses his final and favorite home. At forty-six, disgraced and broke and lonely, Barnaby must repair his life to find redemption. Out of print for more than a decade, Frederick G. Dillen’s comic (and now timely) novel about an unlikely hero is now being reissued as part of librarian and NPR commentator Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries series.
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When he’s called back to the country club to preserve his family claim to their sacred membership, Griswold guesses the stock market will crash overnight, calls a few select friends, and finds Marie again, the daughter of a club elder.| Read Full Review of Fool
Barnaby Griswold, the protagonist of this assured and sophisticated novel, is a fulfillment of his father's worst fear: a fool, an indulgent ""fluffmeister."" After his devious, get-rich-quick investment scheme is exposed, he loses everything: his home, his wife and children and, above all, the s...| Read Full Review of Fool
Peter Potter, the young car salesman from Oklahoma who led Barnaby into the scandal that eventually ruined them both, soon becomes Peterpotter, memorably described as follows: "He had to acknowledge that the young one gave off sulfurous vapors of wreckage and recrimination, but that was only caus...Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Fool
But something altogether new happens to Barnaby: as vinegary old Ada moves in and out of episodes of dotage, despair, and fleeting lucidity, she and Barnaby come to depend on each other in ways that are no less real for their absurdity.| Read Full Review of Fool
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