Om Alibi Breakfast
Eight years ago, readers were invited to accompany Maurice Locksley on his rounds, as he paid court to his wife, his ex-wife, and his mistress in dizzying succession. THE MARRIAGE HEARSE, his account of that wild winters night, was judged one of the funniest, smartest, and most generous novels about marriage from a male point of view. (Phyllis Rose, in The Nation) Now, eight years older in THE ALIBI BREAKFAST, Locksley is still Laugh-out-loud funny (Bloomsbury Review) but not nearly so cocky as he contemplates the possibility that his riches are reduced to a single woman-or is it even worse than that? Dubersteins prose is as rich, precise, and allusive as ever; the people in his house are as real as the people in your house (terrifying thought), and he weaves the varied strands of plot into a tale of rare depth and integrity.