In nine stories that move between nouveau riche Los Angeles and the working class East Coast, Kevin Morris explores the vicissitudes of modern life. Whether looking for creative ways to let off steam after a day in court or enduring chaperone duties on a school field trip to the nation's capital, the heroes of White Man's Problems struggle to navigate the challenges that accompany marriage, family, success, failure, growing up, and getting older.
The themes of these perceptive, wry and sometimes humorous tales pose philosophical questions about conformity and class, duplicity and decency, and the actions and meaning of an average man's life. Morris's confident debut strikes the perfect balance between comedy and catastrophe—and introduces a virtuosic new voice in American fiction.
WHITE MAN’S PROBLEMS is a revelatory collection that marks the arrival of striking new voice in American fiction. - Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers, Election, and Little Children
Kevin Morris’ voice is Updike and Cheever and Carver, chilly streets, basketball courts, backyard swimming pools…they would welcome their new neighbor…so will you. - Eric Roth, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Forrest Gump
In White Man’s Problems, Kevin Morris takes us on an unforgettable tour of the American male psyche. These brutal and heartfelt stories will knock you out. - Jim Gavin, author of Middle Men