Joe Meno is the author of four previous novels, and his short fiction has been published by the likes of McSweeney's, Witness and TriQuarterly. He is a professor of creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Joe Meno is the author of four previous novels and two story collections. He is a professor of creative writing at Columbia College, Chicago.
A terrible fear of clouds, an obscure search for giant squid and a
bomb-building teenage girl: Joe Meno has imagination, humor and the
rare ability to make characters seem as near as your own
family-sometimes almost too close for comfort. An intriguing and
heartfelt book. -- Lydia Millet, author of How the Dead
Joe Meno's fiction has it all--humor and heart, moral gravitas, and a formal playfulness that catches you pleasantly by surprise. -- Ed Park, author of Personal Days
I think The Great Perhaps is the wisest, most humane and transcendent novel on the contemporary family since The Corrections... A marvelous book. -- Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting
The Great Perhaps is a darkly funny, lyrical, and shrewdly observant chronicle of a family on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Joe Meno has the rare ability to evoke mid-life melancholy and teenage angst with equal authority. -- Tom Perrotta, author of Election and The Abstinence Teacher
It's insufferable to be forced to live with a crazy family, especially when you refuse to admit your own share of the madness. Joe Meno delivers tenderness and wit to a family struggling to prop up a house of cards. -- G. Xavier Robillard, author of Captain Freedom