Writer Brady Udall caused a stir more than twelve years ago when he wrote an article for Esquire about the predicament of being a polygamist dad. He wrote about a lonely polygamist named Bill who had four wives and thirty-one kids and explored how Bill kept his wives and himself afloat in the modern world.
The author's writing career went well beyond Esquire when he wrote the novel "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint," but the polygamist predicament stayed with him and is the subject of his latest novel, "The Lonely Polygamist."
Udall says if this book comes to be seen as just 'the polygamy novel' he will have failed. He hopes, rather, that people will see it as a novel about a family.