The Reasons I Won't Be ComingBy Elliot Perlman
- Author: Elliot Perlman
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Riverhead Books
- Published: 2006-12-05
"A man wakes to find himself in conversation with an ex-lover while a new and younger woman lies naked asleep beside him in "Good Morning Again." A marriage on the brink of extinction is seen through the eyes of a child obsessed with prehistoric reptiles in "In the Time of the Dinosaur," and in the title story a public servant in the death throes of the twentieth century fails to realize his every certainty is about to be washed away by a tidal wave of change. The law figures in two stories - "Manslaughter," an account of murder in suburbia, and "The Hong Kong Fir Doctrine," which chronicles a lawyer's illicit romantic obsession, drawing parallels between pleadings at law and pleadings in love.