Cleaning Nabokov’s House: A Novel by Leslie Daniels

Blending bittersweet humor and defiant originality, this stunning debut about motherhood, divorce, sex, food, and everything in between explores the heartbreaking and sometimes funny aspects of the search for love. 

“Blisteringly funny … [A] gem-filled novel, a goofy little treasure on every page.”  -- Star Tribune

“Daniels is warmly funny and audacious in this shrewd and saucy mix of family drama, gender discord, sexual healing, and high literature; a raucous yet sensitive tale of one quirky woman’s struggle to overcome the lowest of low self-esteem to get motherhood and love right.”  -- Booklist

"Daniels's charming..debut follows the unlikely course of Barb Barrett, numb and adrift after losing custody of her children...[Her] writing is slick and her characters richly detailed, and even when it dips into sheer goofiness, it's still a pleasure to read.." -- Publisher's Weekly