Mr. Bones by Paul Theroux

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Mr. Bones
368 pages; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A father revolts against the constraints of his life by creating a minstrel-show character who torments his family. a divorced man suffers a breakdown when raccoons infest his property. Beneath the deceptive elegance of these stories, land mines lurk, and Theroux detonates them with gusto.
— Hamilton Cain