“The whole book is like an interesting and just barely believable dreamone of those dreams that’s sexy, anxious, promising, and threatening at the same time.”Anatole Broyard, The New York Times
978-0-8021-3436-3 • $11.00 • Paperback • Oct. 1995
Second Marriage takes us into the lives of Henry and Theo, a
thoroughly American middle-class couple struggling to negotiate the suburban
values of home and family. One of our finest writers, Frederick Barthelme
chronicles a world of parking lots and shopping malls, fast-food drive-ins and
bowling alleys with startling and merciless detail. Barthelme’s first novel, Second
Marriage is a quirky, engaging, and finally moving drama of domestic life.