“The Current Climate has a sweet nostalgic richness that sets it apart from the other sequels.” Playboy
The Current Climate
978-0-8021-3739-5 • $12.00 • Paperback • Jan. 2001
In 1972 Bruce Jay Friedman published About Harry Towns, which gave us a character who perfectly embodied the discordant spirit of the times. The Washington Post said of the book, “It’s a goddamn heartbreaking delight and you are a fool if you miss it. Friedman has created a character unique, haunting, and completely memorable in stories that hold up as nothing less than a joy.” Harry Towns was a man who seemed reluctant to grow up, amidst the pleasures of a culture suddenly unbound. Now, after nearly twenty years, Towns returns in what may be Friedman’s most accomplished and ambitious novel.