How to Get Into Our House and Where We Keep the Money

How to Get Into Our House and Where We Keep the Money

Surprising, insightful, and slyly entertaining tales of women and men trying to navigate the complexities of love.

From overwhelmed single dads to free-diving housewives to infatuated martial artists, the characters in How to Get Into Our House and Where We Keep the Money find themselves tripping, sometimes painfully, sometimes hilariously, toward self-revelation. Here is life in all of its clumsiness, humor, and unexpected beauty.   

An auspicious debut. In these smart and knowing stories, smart and knowing people come up against the limits of their knowingness and break through into a deeper humanity.
— David Gates, author of A HAND REACHED DOWN TO MEET ME
Panio Gianopoulos is the most natural of storytellers, and in his first collection, How to Get Into Our House and Where We Keep the Money, he shows enormous range, mastery and feel for the short story. With echoes ranging from Updike to Murakami to Tom Perrotta, and a wonderfully capacious group of characters, Gianopoulos announces himself as a terrific new voice for the form. This is one to read and savor.
— Daniel Torday, author of THE LAST FLIGHT OF POXL WEST
A stunning collection, brilliant in its incisive depictions of the mapless territory of midlife. From the man who despises and tries to lose his girlfriend’s dog to the would-be seducer for whom technology reveals a searing glimpse at how he is perceived by the young, these characters inspire your compassion even as they beg for your forgiveness — and even as they make you laugh out loud. Few short stories, much less debut collections, arrive this compelling, this accomplished, this imaginative, and this wise.
— Robin Black, author of IF I LOVED YOU, I WOULD TELL YOU THIS