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From a luminous storyteller a highly anticipated new novel about the American family writ largeGolden Richards husband to four wives The Lonely PDF or 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 i. 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 s attention which is thin at best I mean who cares if this pervert feels lonelyBesides how dumb could a guy be Being happily married to ONE person is nigh impossible how in god s green earth can someone think they can make it work with FOUR without dire conseuencesWell Brady Udall did a great job of making me care by creating the clueless character of Golden Richards who seemed to just fall into polygamy and finds himself wondering how he got there completely overwhelmed and not up to the task of meeting his family s unuenchable needs Plus spoiler alert the guy isn t getting much sex at all So turns out he s very disappointing as a pervertAnd there are dire conseuences Not everyone in the massive unconventional Richards family will survive the 600 pages that tell this story As it turns out Golden isn t the only one feeling lonely Everyone there is alone feels invisible wants to matter wants their individuality acknowledged in a meaningful way But somewhere in the chaos of a house that never has a vacant bathroom full of people wearing fourth generation hand me downs identities are blurred and forgotten and people are unseen misunderstood and yeah lonelyThankfully Udall writes this epic strange train wreck tale of loneliness with such warmth and humour I was laughing a LOT and it really helped to even out the pathos and tragedy The state of Golden s pubic hair was a source of several belly laughs for me over the course of the book Also I loved the fierce and attention starved Rusty who at 11 years old finds so much of his life to be a gyp He s easily one of the best characters I ve read in a long timePart of me wanted the book to end with all the wives seeing the light and packing their bags Dismantling the plural family And with Golden riding off into the distance with a whole new less complicated life ahead of him But thankfully I didn t write this book because it ended just the way it should have and I was left touched and just as mystified at the whole idea of polygamy as I ever was

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Ure 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 limits.. 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

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N with grief 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 fut. 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


10 thoughts on “The Lonely Polygamist

  1. says:

    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 socks off it was a book I couldn't put down while I was reading it and can't stop thinking about now that I've finished itThe novel is about a large polygamist family redundant? circa 197

  2. says:

    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 rel

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    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 responsi

  5. says:

    Slightly grudgingly just 'coz I hate bandwagons literary and otherwise I'll say that this book deserved all the hype it received Here are five things it did well that so many books crash and burn trying to doNo 5 It surprised me overall I don't know what I was expecting of a book about polygamous marriage but I'm pretty sure it wasn't this and in the individual details There are a couple of twists in characters and plots that I really di

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    Golden Richards has four wives twenty eight children three homes and a failing construction business He takes a job in Nevada buildin

  9. says:

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

  10. says:

    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 and his family; he knows his wives and children are looking to him and for guidance but he can't avoid them uickly enough; he is still mourning the loss of one of his daughters sev

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