The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno
A Novel

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“This ambitious, adventurous writer . . . recalls Anton Chekhov with his amused appreciation of human foibles.”—Wendy Smith, Chicago Tribune


The sky is falling for the Caspers, a family of cowards. When the parents decide to separate, this family is forced to appreciate the cloudiness of this modern age.
 

About Joe Meno

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Joe Meno is the best-selling author of the novels Hairstyles of the Damned, The Boy Detective Fails, How the Hula Girl Sings, and Tender As Hellfire. He was the winner of the 2003 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction and is a professor of creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.
 
Published April 8, 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company. 417 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Purposefully fragmented, often beguiling novel about a Chicago family's slow disintegration as its disgruntled members search in vain for the ethereal things they believe will set them free.

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The Chicago clan at the center of Joe Meno’s latest novel embody humanity’s propensity for nervous cowardice.

Jun 14 2009 | Read Full Review of The Great Perhaps: A Novel

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Their seventeen year old daughter Amelia wants to overthrow the evil empire of capitalism and is making her own bomb, while fourteen year old Thisbe is looking for God and praying to him.

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