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Matthew Sharpe was born in New York City during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A graduate of Oberlin College and Columbia University, he is the author of Nothing Is Terrible and Stories from the Tube. He has taught at Columbia University, Bard College, and New College of Florida, and is the writer in residence at Bronx Academy of Letters, a new writing-themed public high school. His stories and articles have appeared in Harperâ€™s, Zoetrope, BOMB, American Letters & Commentary, Southwest Review, and Teachers & Writers magazine.
I suppose it is easily done; chatting in the chemist as you follow a disgruntled customer who leaves his medication which you pick up by mistake and then take? Well, thatâ€™s how our Dad of two teenagers falls into his coma. This is a tale of how the teenagers cope, how Dad copes once heâ€™s awake and how the family cope, making this fresh American novel so poignant and refreshingly different.Comparison: Alice Sebold, John Harding, Ben Sherwood.Similar this month: Tony Parsons, Glen Duncan.