Gus Reppo's parents have everything figured out for their son, right down to the county where they hope he'll practice dentistry. And when they follow him to the air force base where he enlists—who else will make sure he's served adequate meals?—he realizes it’s not going to be easy shaking off his kin, or their Mantovani obsession. After his mother introduces the possibility that his parents are not who they seem, Gus’s life takes a turn for the weird, in this latest hilarious novel from American original DeMarinis.
About the Author
Rick DeMarinis is a novelist and short story writer. He has taught at the University of Montana, San Diego State University, Arizona State University, and the University of Texas at El Paso. His stories have appeared in "Esquire", "The Atlantic Monthly", "Harpers", "GQ", "The Paris Review", and "The Iowa Review".