Leyla Sanai

Portrait of a domestic tyrant: The Exhibitionist, by Charlotte Mendelson, reviewed

The abusive, controlling failed artist Ray Hanrahan bullies his wife and children until they can take no more

Charlotte Mendelson. [Getty Images]

If vivid, drily hilarious tales about messy families stuffed with passive aggression and seething resentment are your thing, you will gleefully hoover up Charlotte Mendelson’s riotous, prize-winning novels. These buzzing sagas dissect dysfunctional relationships with spiky wit and remarkable acuity.

The Exhibitionist is as good as any of her previous books.

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