Names of historians, both those he likes and those he does not, appear so frequently that it seems unlikely that readers unaware of scholarly debates will find Family Men
as meaningful as they might.
Although Maids journey pulls her in several different directions, it is her struggle against Severin, the seventh of the Johanssen family men
, that truly defines the novel.
In contrast, hustlers' clients -- family men
whose only homosexual contacts involved male prostitutes -- had a more realistic view of AIDS risk and safe-sex options, Wilson says.
As I recall, the ``Backdraft'' boys, like the men who man Baltimore trucks in this one, were fun-loving family men
, overwhelmingly Irish Catholic, constantly busting one another's chops but willing to sacrifice their lives for one another, and very into rituals - weddings, birthdays and, sadly but with great pageantry, funerals.
A resonant description of family men
watering their lawns in the evening that opens the book is awkwardly shoehorned into a sequence in which Mary's brother describes his painting of same.