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    Preorder a signed and personalized copy of HOW TO GET INTO OUR HOUSE with "signed copy request" + any personalization you'd like in the order comments, and your book will ship out on or around the book's publication date of September 5th, 2017

     

    In this collection’s tour-de-force title story, Ethan, a marketing manager for consumer goods brands, finds himself in a bizarre stand-off with his wife, new boss, and daughter’s swim teacher over the sudden presence in his life of Scudder, Ethan’s graffiti-artist nephew. Before long, Ethan is defacing his boss’s office with dry-erase markers and climbing a condemned building in the dead of night. How swiftly, Gianopoulos reminds us, we become the very thing we’re trying to avoid; how soon we find ourselves at the point of no return: a guy whose high school girlfriend has just “asked him to break her leg. Behind the dormitory was a stack of cinderblocks and she told him to drop one on her knee and send her home.”

    A love song to the power of the inadvertent and unplanned, this collection tracks a gaggle of lost souls—an anxious medical student; a man jealous of his girlfriend’s love for her tiny Pomeranian; and a restless free-diving housewife–as it captures “that itchy, panicky feeling you get when you suspect you’ve stepped into the slowest line at the supermarket.” Its characters persist in lives pock-marked with awkwardness, continually in search of “another parallel version” of themselves. Amid their domestic mayhem, Gianopoulos finds humor and warmth, an animal curled up around a protagonist’s ankle “like a misplaced comma.” How to Get into Our House and Where We Keep the Money is a witty, telling, urbane exploration of the clumsiness of relationships, of the small wars and gigantic missteps that shape our lives with our nearest and not-always-so-dearest.

    Panio Gianopoulos is the author of the novella, A Familiar Beast (Nouvella, 2012), an indie bestseller.  His writing has appeared in Tin House, Northwest Review, Salon, Chicago Quarterly Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Big Fiction, and elsewhere; he is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for nonfiction literature. He received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Currently the Editorial Director of Heleo, Panio Gianopoulos lives with his family in New York.

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    $17.95
    ISBN: 9781945588020
    Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
    Published: Four Way Books - September 5th, 2017