rev. of Built in a Day by Steven Rinehart

Issue #91
Fall 2003

Built in a Day,
a novel by Steven Rinehart: The hero of this ambitious and smart debut novel, following on the heels of the story collection
Kick in the Head, is a deceptively dangerous thirty-something dropout who is not above sleeping with his dead wife’s dead son’s teenaged girlfriend. Ultimately, this relentlessly entertaining story demonstrates how the difficulties of being so desperate for affection can render all intimacies boundary-less.(Doubleday)