Responsible Men: A Novel

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005 - Fiction - 332 pages
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Max Wolinsky comes from a family of mostly upstanding salesmen. On the eve of his son's bar mitzvah he returns home to Philadelphia where he plans to put the finishing touches on a not-so-honorable business transaction and then disappear quietly back to Florida. Nothing, however, goes as planned for this con man with a conscience.

Honest, funny, and moving, Responsible Men is a portrait of three generations of men struggling to be good sons and good fathers in a world of big dreams and bigger temptations.

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User Review  - Adam Johnson - Goodreads

Ed Schwarzschild's debut novel is one I loved so much I read it twice. Through clear and precise prose, Schwarzschild manages to examine moral struggle on many levels. On the first read, I was swept ... Read full review

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con man reformed or maybe not Read full review


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Edward Schwarzschild is an assistant professor at the University at Albany, SUNY, with a joint appointment in the English Department and the New York State Writers Institute

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