Library Journal -- Five Great Beach Reads, Literary Preview:
Sixteen years ago, New Yorker 20 Under 40 author Klam had a big hit with his first book, Sam the Cat. Finally, he’s back, bringing us the story of two people who meet and launch an adulterous affair at an artists conference held in a charming New England fishing village. Rich once had a modest career as a cartoonist, Amy studies narrative painting, and they so enjoyed their fling that they returned the following year to see whether sparks would fly again. They do, setting off a conflagration that burns down their lives.
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Curtis Sittenfeld on Buzzfeed:
“The novel Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam will come out in July, and it’s terrific. I was a graduate student when I read Klam’s story collection Sam the Cat in 2000, and I just loved how bawdy, wise, and alive his writing was. I’ve been waiting all this time for his first (!) novel, and the wait was worth it — it’s a brutally honest, hilariously entertaining, surprisingly compassionate depiction of class, lust, marriage, and what it’s really like to be an artist."