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Author: Patricia Wood
ISBN 13: 9780425222201
ISBN 10: 425222209
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: 2008-06-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $15.00

A funny, poignant, and wise novel about a very rich underdog who shows everyone just how little his IQ says about his smarts.

The Washington Post - Carrie Brown

All the familiar ingredients are in this novel: the slow guy with the heart of gold and the disquieting habit of seeing things (and people) for what they are, the unscrupulous family (see Cinderella's evil stepsisters), the unsuitable but loving friends with their steadfast loyalty and kindness. The antidote to the blurry smear of these cliches is a kind of winning particularity. Patricia Wood's portrait of Perry is so vivid and funny and poignant and joyful that it avoids the disappointing flatness of the predictable.