Family Man: A Novel
Wheeler Boone, the stereotypical Southern Family Man, whose word is law in his own household, proves his infidelity to his family in the most definitive manner. His obedient wife Myra breaks her chains of servility to do battle with the dark consequences of Wheeler's illicit conduct. Essentially, she takes up his cross to atone for his wrongdoing. In the process, she forms a unique relationship with Wheeler's pregnant mistress, Sandy Whatley, and enhances her affectionate relationship with her mother-in-law, the Reverend Naomi Boone.Wheeler, unwilling to acknowledge his accountability, and unable to embrace the changes that are racing through his life, does what he does best -- which is to blame the victims of his betrayal. His unregenerate reaction to their righteous stance becomes a textbook example of what a Family Man is barred, by the laws of simple decency, from doing.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
ain't Anh-hanh Arlena baby bedroom Boone's boys called carpetbag coffee daddy damn darlin door Dwight Eugene Patterson eyes face danced front porch gettin goddam goin gone gonna hand Harlow Hayden heard hell kitchen knew laughed little feller looked Lord Macclenny mama married MERCER UNIVERSITY Merrill Miz Boone Miz Haggerty Miz Naomi mornin moved movin Myra and Sandy Myra Boone Myra turned Myra's Naomi Boone needin never night nodded nothin Paglan Street Peterbilt pickup pink porch preacher pregnant pretty pulled Raiford reached reckon Reidsville road Roy and Barney Sandy's security light sewin Sheriff Royster shore smiled somethin supper talk tell thing Toby told tomorrow tonight took town truck stop tryin Vonceil Haggerty walked Wheeler Boone Wiley Wiley's Willie woman women y'all Yeah yonder yore young'uns