You’ve got a secure marriage, right? Even though her work takes her out of the country for long periods of time, you’ve got 20 years together, prepared for the long haul. That’s what Chuck Morgan, thought, too. Until he picked his wife up at the airport and she tells him she’s met someone else and is leaving, not subject to debate.
That’s the way Robert Steven Williams starts his novel, “My Year as a Clown, and if you’ve ever been blindsided by fate, you’ll appreciate his struggles and the incredible awkwardness that can come from being back in the dating pool after a long absence. The novel is well-deserving of its 2013 Silver Medal for Popular Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.