November’s Book Club selection is Love and Shame and Love (Little, Brown), a novel by Peter Orner (whose column you can follow here on the Rumpus). Orner traverses three generations of the Popper family, through which he considers the intricate realities of the American family. The esteemed and hilarious Daniel Handler called it “epic like Gilgamesh and epic like a guitar solo,” which is both apt and all-encompassing praise.
Whet your appetite with this excerpt from the novel. It’s already receiving glowing reviews, so if you aren’t yet a Rumpus Book Club member, now is an excellent time to join. As a club member you can reap some awesome small-press literary benefits like these. For $25 a month, you get a book that has yet to be released—a book that comes with an online chat with the author and opportunities to review the book on the Rumpus.