I found this to be a very enjoyable novel. It was both funny and poignant at the same time. It is narrated by a Clyde, a gay man in his late 30's who lives in Cambridge, Mass in a rented home with a straight male friend. His life is at a standstill. He's in a dead-end living situation, in a dead-end job, and holding on to a dead relationship. The arrival of an old friend, her son, and a dog, finally change the course of his life.