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Who Is Rich?

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Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam
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Jul 03, 2018 | ISBN 9780812987539

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“Funny, maddening . . . defiantly original . . . [Matthew] Klam’s prose is so clean, so self-assured, that it feels a little like a miracle.”The New York Times

“A dazzling meditation on monogamy [and] parenthood . . . full of sound and fury and signifying pretty much everything.”The Boston Globe

“Comic, wondrous, and sad.”The New Yorker

“Almost scarily astute.”People

“An electric amalgam of frustration and tenderness, wonder and rebellion: a paean to the obliterating power of parental love.”—Jennifer Egan

“A contemporary masterpiece.”Salon

An irresistible comic novel . . . In paragraphs that flow like conversation with a witty, troubled friend, Klam captures Rich’s squirrelly consciousness, swinging from lust to despair, turning his comic eye on others and then on himself.”The Washington Post

“Superb . . . Like all great humorists, Klam is a sharp observer and he skewers his targets here with specificity and brio.”—Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air

“Libidinous, impulsive, sarcastic, bitter, casually suicidal, and committed to his art . . . Rich is a worthy addition to American literature’s distinguished line of hapless antiheroes.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“In 2000, Matthew Klam was the literary equivalent of Rookie of the Year, publishing Sam the Cat, a collection of stories that prompted The New Yorker to call him one of the top twenty writers under forty. Now, finally, we have the novel Klam’s fans hoped he had in him. . . . It’s both bleak and joyous, creeping between the isolation of a f***less marriage and the elusive thrill of the affair.”Men’s Journal

“Rich is a hard man to like, but he makes you laugh.”—NPR

“It’s amazing to wait so long for a book, and for it to be everything you wanted. The most singular quality of Matthew Klam’s writing is how alive it is. I loved every page of this book. It got into my bloodstream—and kind of destroyed me.”—Curtis Sittenfeld

“I’ve been eagerly awaiting another book by Matthew Klam—and here it is, and it’s a stunner. This, his first novel, is funny, dark, big, and bold. I read it straight through, with great pleasure and awe at all he knows about art, money, family, sex, kids, mortality, and shame. Who Is Rich? is not to be missed.”—Meg Wolitzer

“Matthew Klam is a brilliant satirist and keen observer of Unequal America, and his new novel takes a hard look at society’s extravagant hypocrisies. His work is thrilling and distinctive—and political in a way that is not always noted because it is also so funny. Who Is Rich? is long-awaited and first-rate.”—Lorrie Moore

“I just finished Matthew Klam’s Who Is Rich? and I seriously, deeply love this book.”—Michael Cunningham

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