From the winner of the National Book Award -- a wildly funny, brilliantly inventive novel about a man torn between two obsessions: the desperate need ... Show synopsis From the winner of the National Book Award -- a wildly funny, brilliantly inventive novel about a man torn between two obsessions: the desperate need to win back his former wife and a craving to test his erotic charms on every woman he meets. 'Tim O'Brien is the best American writer of his generation.' San Francisco Examiner Acclaimed for his award-winning fiction about the Vietnam War, Tim O'Brien now enters the territory of John Irving and Joseph Heller to take on the war between the sexes -- and creates a masterpiece of black comedy. A wickedly accurate portrait of obsessive love that manages to be both fiercely comic and profoundly moving, Tomcat in Love introduces a blundering, modern-day Don Juan who captures the desires and bewilderment of men everywhere -- Thomas Chippering, a pompous linguistics professor and incorrigible flirt, whose wife has left him for a suntanned tycoon. Determined to win her back, or at least wreck her new relationship, he heads for Florida -- and a hurricane of trouble.