Again, drawing from my Cultural Anthropology tendencies when choosing a book I picked up The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall. I have always been captivated by the thought of having one male and several females in a relationship. I often wonder how a woman can handle knowing that at any given time her “husband” could be intimate with someone else. I myself have a possessive streak a mile wide when it comes to the thought of another female being intimate with my husband.
This book was wonderfully put together with characters that you could really love or hate if the case may be. The central family is deep-rooted in realism in a way that I have never seen portrayed in the many television shows such as Big Love or Sister Wives. The family portrayed in this novel is near poverty and must work together to make it economically.
The novel reminds me of what many households are coming to in today’s world. Extended families thrown together so that they can have some sort of comfortable monetary security in today’s world. A definite recommend to males….. Just so they can realize that females really do rule the roost.