Lonely Polygamist (Paperback)

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The Lonely Polygamist by Bradley Udall centers on Golden Richards, a man with 4 wives and 28 children who still manages to be lonely. Golden seems a bit overwhelmed by it all, work, church, kids, wives, who wouldn’t be a bit frazzled? Times are tight so he is traveling farther for work, he is a building contractor involved in a little project that might raise a few eyebrows back home. Udall uses humor as Golden navigates the crossroads of his life, trying to balance the needs of his family. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, this is a family saga on a grand scale.

— Deon Stonehouse

May 2010 Indie Next List

“The Lonely Polygamist is the story of 45-year-old Golden Richards, a hapless soul, whose four wives, 28 children, and one paramour run his life. By turns laugh-out-loud funny and hauntingly sad, this novel is a big, fat, satisfying read that will make you reconsider what it means to be part of a family. Plus, it contains the naughtiest, goofiest 11-year-old boy who will ever break your heart.”
— Roberta Dyer, Broadway Books, Portland, OR


In this "New York Times" bestseller, "Udall masterfully portrays the hapless foibles and tragic yearnings of our fellow humans."--"San Francisco Chronicle."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780099498032
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2011