“The Lonely Polygamist”June 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Posted in Fiction | 9 Comments
It looks like polygamy has popped up in a big way on the cultural radar in the last few years. The Lonely Polygamist is a fictional account of what life is like for a man with four wives and 28 kids. Brady Udall dedicates the book to his siblings, and from the length of the list it appears he knows from big families.
I really loved this book. It was cracking me up within the first few pages. Udall does a great job making the 33-member family real while focusing on a handful of important characters. Thank goodness he didn’t give all the kids their own chapters! The Lonely Polygamist was touching and funny, and I didn’t want it to be over.