The Pulitzer Prizeâ€“nominated author of Little Big Man proves that sometimes war doesnâ€™t change a person, but the world he lives in.
Carlo Reinhart returns home from his service in Germany expecting the Ohio he left not too long ago. What he finds instead is new technology, old attitudes, and people heâ€™s not sure he can relate to anymore.
As Reinhart stumbles back into life as a civilian, he finds camaraderie in the most unlikely places. A former classmate, Splendor Mainwaring, a man too smart for his lot in life as a mechanic, becomes a new and eccentric friend. His boss isnâ€™t just the most over-eager real estate agent in town; heâ€™s also a seasoned con man. Not even settling down comes easy to the gentle Reinhart. Duping him into marriage, his new wife Genevieve Raven is a force to be reckoned with.
Endlessly surprising, this funny, sharp-edged narrative is Pulitzer Prizeâ€“finalist Thomas Berger at his very best. With an over the top cast of characters, itâ€™s impossible not to fall in love with the exact people that make Reinhartâ€™s life impossible.
â€śPicture Fieldingâ€™s Tom Jones in a 20th century landscape and youâ€™ll have some idea of Reinhart in Love.â€ť â€”The New York Times