The Man of the House

The Man of the House

A Novel

Book - 1996
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A drawing room comedy on two men who share a house in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One is Clyde, a homosexual, the other is Marcus, straight. The action begins with the arrival of Louise who is Clyde's friend and Marcus' former lover. With Louise is Ben, her son, and it befalls to Clyde to gently break the news to Marcus that he is the boy's father.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1996.
ISBN: 9780684810539
Characteristics: 287 pages ;,25 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

Checking out a new novel by Stpehen McCaley is akin to finding a fat letter from a friend in your mailbox -- an old friend who writes like an angel, who is bright, funny, totally self-effacing and knows all sorts of interesting characters and mutual friends from way back. His characters face modern life with a combination of worldly wisdom and naivete as when the protagonist of this novel (as an undergraduate) discusses writing: "Like everyone else who's read a novel, I'd considered this option myself, but I'd concluded it required too much stamina. I was looking for some unsuspected talent or ambition -- an aptitude for physics, let's say, or the ability to play the piano by ear, or a desire to speed skate competitively -- to rear its head and lead me on. If none of it worked out, I figured I could always go to law school."


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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

Trouble arrives when Clyde Carmichael's straight roommate's ex-girlfriend shows up and raising the question of her son's paternity.

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