University of Wisconsin Pres | March 24, 2015 | 265 pages

Thirty years after Jonathan Ascher s death, Martha finally opens her husband s journals and discovers his secret affairs with men as well as his all-absorbing passion for their deceased son, Mickey. Through the dysfunctional marriage between Martha and Jonathan Ascher as well as the story of Mickey s untimely death, Mark Merlis shows readers a vivid picture of a family who cannot find a way through sex or touch or words to speak their love for one another."

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ISBN: 9780299303501