“Thirtysomething” writer Richard Kramer: “Family isn’t something you make”

“These Things Happen,” the stunning debut novel from Richard Kramer, the Emmy and Peabody-award winning writer, director and producer of such praised TV classics as “Thirtysomething” and “My So-Called Life,” is the kind of book that defies easy categorization. Published this month by Unbridled Books, and written from multiple points of view, it’s on it’s surface the story of Wesley Bowman, a thoroughly fascinating and preternaturally — but never preciously — intelligent New York kid whose beating at the hands of gay-bashing bullies in the basement of his schmancy Manhattan prep school (the Platonic idea of a place where “these things” are not supposed to “happen”) at once brings his family together and pushes them apart in unexpected ways.Continue Reading…

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“Thirtysomething” writer Richard Kramer: “Family isn’t something you make”

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