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Literature & Fiction - Contemporary

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Found Objects

ISBN: 9780984835966
Binding: Paperback
Author: Peter Gelfan
Pages: 280
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Published: 2/12/2013

Aldo Zoria a successful commercial photographer lives with his wife and their lover in a happy household that includes the lover's two young children. Domestic bliss shatters when an unexpected guest arrives and threatens to turn their world upside down. Found Objects is a novel about the struggle between values and instincts ideas and reality.


Peter Gelfan is an editor screenwriter and experienced ghostwriter living in New York City. Found Objects is his first work appearing under his own name.


"In this fluent engaging novel Peter Gelfan penetrates a modern family's domestic arrangement and exposes in keen artful detail what happens when it comes under threat and begins to unravel. A wise rueful tale for our times unerringly told by a masterful writer."-Tony Cohan bestselling author of Canary (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year) Opium (a Literary Guild selection) On Mexican Time Native State (a Los Angeles Times Notable Book of the Year) and Valparaiso.

"Peter Gelfan's unputdownable novel will have you on the edge of your seat if not hiding under the bedclothes."-Jane Bussmann multiple-award-winning screenwriter and author of The Worst Date Ever.

"With spare finely tuned writing and authentic witty dialogue Gelfan breathes real life into his photographer protagonist and creates a story that manages to feel highly surprising even shocking yet be absolutely familiar. It's sexy slyly funny and highly readable. Found Objects works its way subtly into your conformist consciousness and then carries you enthralled and believing right to the last page."-Fran Dorf author of Saving Elijah (starred review in Publishers Weekly) Flight and A Reasonable Madness (both featured Literary Guild Book Club selections).