Randall Klein Books

“Klein mixes sharp inner monologue with conflicted action to nudge his narrative along at a fitting pace, painting detailed backstories along the way. With refreshingly authentic humor and jagged characters, this debut depicts marriage at its greediest, and by the end, readers may find themselves torn over which relationships to root for.” –Associated Press

“Klein has deftly crafted a domestic drama twisted around an intriguing mystery and the resulting novel is fun to read while emotionally impactful.” –Chicago Review of Books

“This very well-groomed, domestic drama, with strongly developed and realistically voiced male characters, marks an auspicious debut.” –Booklist

“…the author ratchets up the tension and cleverly exposes the gap between reality and perception…Readers of literary fiction will be intrigued.” –Library Journal

“…a well-composed chamber piece.” –Publishers Weekly

“Klein’s masterful debut is at turns funny and devastating. A story of two couples and one mad, gorgeous city that captivates from beginning to end.” – Julia Pierpont, author of Among the Ten Thousand Things

“Randall Klein’s smart, ferocious, propulsive debut is the kind of book I’ve been waiting for—it’s a thoughtful literary love story, both emotionally resonant and highly entertaining.” —J. Ryan Stradal, author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

“Randall Klein turns up the heat of suspense degree by degree in his haunting novel of lives unraveling. Little Disasters is an enthralling, beautifully written debut—nothing ‘little’ about it.” —Katherine Heiny, author of Standard Deviation and Single, Carefree, Mellow

“Gripping pacing, matrimonial sabotage and emotional salvation collide in this heat wave of a novel about good Brooklynites gone bad.” —Courtney Maum, author of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

“Twisting and turning on every page, LITTLE DISASTERS by Randall Klein pulls readers deep into the lives of two Brooklyn couples whose fates are entwined one night outside of a hospital delivery room. Expertly written and exciting, this novel explores what it means to face great loss– and how to be even greater, as a parent, a partner, and a friend.” —Kristopher Jansma, author of Why We Came to the City and The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

“Infidelity and grief are strange yet entirely persuasive bedfellows in Little Disasters. With masterly command of two perspectives and two timelines, not to mention a dry wit and a sharpshooter’s eye for bourgeois Brooklyn detail, Randall Klein elegantly maps the mundane plains of domesticity, the fragile stability we enjoy until catastrophe upends it, and the escape tunnels people dig that often turn out to be deeper holes.” —Teddy Wayne, author of Loner and The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

“The quintessential subway read: that book that makes you miss your stop because you’re so caught up with the characters. Armed with an unflinching eye, Klein gives us the interior lives of two men as they grapple with fatherhood, infidelity, and the consequences of adult decisions. Riveting, funny, and honest.” —Eddie Joyce, author of Small Mercies