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    Sometimes when I recommend a book that I've enjoyed I worry about talking it up too much getting people's expectations impossibly high but that's not something I worry about with Brady Udally's The Lonely Polygamist This book really knocked my

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    How can a guy with four wives and twenty eight children be lonely? And why should we care if he is? I mean the whole idea of polygamy isn't it well let's be honest pretty backwards with a man who fathers dozens of children by multiple women dressed like they're extras on Little House on the Prairie all in the name of religion and these women are subservient and faithful and not to mention jealously clawing for any little bit of their man

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    As I sit down to write this review I find myself thinking there is no way that I can possibly describe this book the banalities I usu

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    I picked up this novel because it was on a list of 10 best fiction novels of 2010 I hope that is not the case here or fiction is in

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    Slightly grudgingly just 'coz I hate bandwagons literary and otherwise I'll say that this book deserved all the hype it rec

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    I need to stop forcing myself to continue reading a book even though I'm certain I don't like it By the time I sto

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    I’m always eager to read a book with local ties As the title of BYU graduate Brady Udall’s most recent novel The Lonely Polygamist suggests his critically acclaimed work most definitely has themes central to Utah history and culture I picked up this book wondering how successful Udall would be in making his central character Golden Richa

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    Golden Richards has four wives twenty eight children three homes and a failing construction business He takes a job in Nevada building a brothel and telling his wives that he is constructing a senior citizen center Golden who had a very lonel

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    This book's strong points really stellar writing vividly believable but out there characters a set of perspectives that po

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    As hard as it may be to believe Golden Richards is lonely Golden has four wives and 28 children but he's never been lonelier in his life He is mired in a controversial construction job that if discovered could bring disgrace to him

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characters × eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Brady Udall

From a luminous storyteller a highly anticipated new novel about the American family writ largeGolden Richards husband to four wives father to twenty eight children is having the mother of all midlife crises His construction business is failing his family has grown into an overpopulated mini dukedom beset with insurrection and rivalry and he is done in with grie. As I sit down to write this review I find myself thinking there is no way that I can possibly describe this book the banalities I usually employcouldn t put it downfeel so lame because this book was so good but I ll tryI started out convinced that I would not like any of the characters the polygamist husband in particular but also the wives However the author s painstaking portrayal of the complex emotions that animate each of the spouse s reasons for participating in this lifestyle made it impossible to dismiss any of them although I ultimately ended up finding the husband Golden somewhat pathetic In fact I didn t like Golden for most of the book then the story of his daughter Glory s death and funeral is revealed and it just broke my heart for him Similarly the author makes you love Rusty one of the young boys with all your heart even though he s kind of gross and maddening the way I imagine young boys can be at times Finally the chaos caused by and interactions among the 28 children yes 28 is hilarious without being ridiculous I would imagine anyone coming from a large family would recognize some of the descriptions as right on the money What I came away with is that this author really cared about these characters which was particularly important I think because the fundamentalist Mormons could easily be reduced to caricatures I read an article that explained how the author made it a point to visit with one of these communities for an extended period and to me it shows in the way he humanized his charactersThere were also times throughout the book when I would wonder what is the point of including this storyline and then boom the author would do something incredible with it One example is a lengthy section describing a night where Golden and two women who will ultimately be his wives live through a night of bomb detonations and radiation fallout then the story of what happens to one of the girls Nola that night unfolds giving a whole new dimension to this loud wise cracking seemingly self confident woman in a way that strikes a chord with the vulnerable part of every personAnother thing about this author that simply amazed me was how he artfully manages to make the reader feel profound sadness and in the next instant laugh out loud In sum for me the range of emotions this book evoked was simply overwhelming The author s observations about how love and loss are always intimately connected rang all too true and the end of the book contains one of the most moving accounts of death that I have ever read

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The Lonely Polygamist

F due to the accidental death of a daughter and the stillbirth of a son he has come to doubt the capacity of his own heart Brady Udall one of our finest American fiction writers tells a tragicomic story of a deeply faithful man who crippled by grief and the demands of work and family becomes entangled in an affair that threatens to destroy his family’s future. I picked up this novel because it was on a list of 10 best fiction novels of 2010 I hope that is not the case here or fiction is in a sad state The novel is okay its not great Udall works very hard to make Golden his protagonist a suffering hero with whom the reader should feel compassion But the guy is really a wimp Yes he takes responsiblity for his family of 4 wives and 25 children and yes he s grieving the loss of his disabled daughter who died on his watch buta lot of these situations find him he is not really the driver of his life He is a man to whom things happen to not a person who makes things happen Hence his house is in disarray his kids are messed up his business is failing With 28 children and 4 women this novel had a lot of potential Instead Udall focuses on the one male and one of his emotionally suffering sons The women are flat which is disappointing And in a novel where there is very little actionplot you need to have strong chracter characters with whom you want to know about and follow I just don t think that Udall was successful in creating that type of character in his protagonist

characters × eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Brady Udall

Like John Irving and Richard Yates Udall creates characters that engage us to the fullest as they grapple with the nature of need love and belonging Beautifully written keenly observed and ultimately redemptive The Lonely Polygamist is an unforgettable story of an American family with its inevitable dysfunctionality heartbreak and comedy pushed to its outer limi. Golden Richards has four wives twenty eight children three homes and a failing construction business He takes a job in Nevada building a brothel and telling his wives that he is constructing a senior citizen center Golden who had a very lonely and isolated childhood is now separated from his family and sinking into confusion He develops an attraction for a woman that he sees near the construction site and this complicates an already complicated life even furtherMeanwhile his family is gradually disintegrating and Golden seems powerless to do anything about it One of the children eleven year old Rusty is especially lonely as well as is Golden s fourth wife Trish who is contemplating abandoning her husband and the polygamist lifestyleThese are brilliantly drawn characters in an excellent book By turns it is heartbreaking and hilariously funny In particular the child Rusty is a character that will stay with readers for a long time to come Every time he appears you want to reach into the book and adopt him but at the same time his hilarious antics and his exceptional voice leave you practically rolling on the floor with laughterThis is really an outstanding book that leaves you rooting for all these characters and for this admittedly dysfunctional family as they struggle against seemingly impossible odds to survive both as individuals and as members of a loving family that only wants to live happily ever after