You Were Wrong:
by Matthew Sharpe
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"At twenty-six, Karl Floor had had a hard life: father dead, mother dead, stepdad sick and mean, siblings none, friends none, foes so offhanded in their molestations that they did not make a crisp enough focal point for his energies."
This is the first sentence of You Were Wrong, Matthew Sharpe's fourth novel, which features on its cover a photograph of what appears to be a station wagon hurtling off a cliff but is actually a toy car going off the corner edge of a table. Karl Floor is a man who, like Bartleby, would prefer not to. Unlike Bartleby, however, Karl is probably going to anyway, if he absolutely has to, though he'll put it off as long as he can—and then drag his feet. As the book opens, he is begrudgingly—and poorly—fulfilling a deathbed promise to his mother to look after his stepfather; for
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