- PREORDER: THE PRUMONT METHOD by Trevor J. Houser
PREORDER: THE PRUMONT METHOD by Trevor J. Houser
THE PRUMONT METHOD is a darkly funny story, capturing the wild last gasp of a family in retrograde against the backdrop of gun violence run amok in America.
Staring down the barrel of a crumbling career and imploding marriage, “math hobbyist” Roger Prumont, unwittingly creates a formula that might predict when and where the next mass shooting occurs. He hits the road (where he’s joined by his unimpressed daughter) to test whether the Method could actually save lives. Except what if mass shootings are so ubiquitous now that his predictions are merely dumb luck? And what if he’s risking his own life to find out?
Publication Date: August 15, 2023
Praise for Trevor J. Houser
“Is it harder to predict the future or understand the past? Roger Prumont is many things—a tortured husband, a loving father, a failed marketer, an amateur bartender, an unorthodox mathematician—and The Prumont Method is a sad, lovely portrait of his struggle to make it all make sense. Read this book for its sideways humor and straight-on truth-telling.”
- Karl Iagnemma, author of On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction and The Expeditions
"Trevor J. Houser has the rare ability to deliver what very few authors can: a wholly unique, almost magical brand of storytelling that’s the perfect blend of concision, humor, pathos, beauty, and utter irreverence. If Jenny Offill and Salinger had teamed up to write a novel about such a dark and rich premise, it would’ve been The Prumont Method."
- Glenn Rockowitz, author of Rodeo in Joliet and Cotton Teeth
“I’m not sure how Trevor Houser did it, but he found a way to talk about school shootings, failed marriages, abstract mathematicians, and middle-aged suicide in a way that is strangely heartwarming, relatable, and absolutely laugh-out-loud funny. The Prumont Method is buoyed by a meticulously crafted character and voice, and it unfolds in bite-sized sections of thoughts and musings that propel us toward a seat-clutching finale. I loved this book. And it has forever changed the way I will think about real estate agents named Kevin.”
-Josh Denslow, author of Super Normal and Not Everyone is Special
Once I stopped swooning over this gorgeous cover, I was delighted to find out that "The Prumont Method" is as much fun on the inside as it is on the outside. Totally not what I expected from the description, this book surprised me at every turn. The writing style is impressive, taking me back to the Alain de Botton novels of my college days. This book was so different from my normal popcorn thriller reads that I felt like I was wandering through a new city as I read, marveling at the language, the characters, the story as it unfolded. Houser manages to make mass shootings and a depressed, suicidal divorced dad into something cozy and darkly funny. Five stars for the book, and infinite stars for the cover artist!
"This book is funny, sad, and weird in all the best ways. It's a unique take on our gun massacre culture—briskly paced and unflinchingly digging into big questions about heroism, helplessness, and holding it all together."
- Tom McAllister, author of How to Be Safe