‘An Available Man’ by Hilma Wolitzer
Love in afternoon of life
In the best novels, the cadence-the voice in which the novel speaks or sings or shouts-carries the tune so perfectly, you can hardly hear it at all. The new novel by American literary treasure Hilma Wolitzer (“The Doctor’s Daughter’’, “Summer Reading’’, “Hearts’’) is a standout in that regard. Wolitzer set herself a mighty challenge, writing a book-length work about the renewed love life of a sixty-two-year-old widower.