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Accordingly, the 1,500 pages of suburban Angst accompanying a decades-long chronicle of the domestic mundane are somehow "as if a double-sized Ulysses had been narrated, not by Stephen, Bloom, and Molly, but by one of the surlier underbouncers at Kieman's bar.
Teddy is sweet but is raising a monstrous toddler; Melanie is surly, and Tommy, whom she visits at the state pen, is surlier.
After his defeat by Gary Rosen, Bill Eddy has managed to become even surlier.