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By Ken Pisani

Amp'd from Ken Pisani, A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER and finalist for the 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor

"Complete with painfully wry observations and delightfully caustic wit, this novel is a gritty exploration of what it is wish to suppose incomplete on the planet. All 5 palms up for this bitterly enjoyable tale." --Kirkus Reviews(starred)
Aaron isn't really a guy on a hero's trip. within the query of struggle or flight, he will decide upon flight each time. So whilst a vehicle twist of fate leaves him by surprise asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, counting on the brilliant facet is absolutely not anything he is built to do.
Forced to come back to his boyhood domestic to get better, Aaron is faced with an getting older father (a former Olympic biathlete grew to become hoarder), a mom who is selected to dwell in a yurt with a fireman twelve years her junior, and a well-meaning sister whose unbearable husband proves love is not just blind, but in addition painfully stupid.
As Aaron attempts to make the realm round him disappear in a haze of Vicodin and clinical marijuana, the single actual pleasure in his existence comes from day-by-day ninety-second radio spots of enjoyable technology proof: the rate of falling raindrops, batteries made from starfish, and sexual responses prompted via ringtones - all instructed within the lush, disembodied voice of commentator Sunny Lee, with whom he falls helplessly, ridiculously, in love. Aaron's obsession with Sunny merely speeds up his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a fireplace. careworn to do whatever - something - to maneuver his lifestyles ahead, he is taking the one task he can get. As a "fish counter" on the close by dam, he concludes that an act of violent sacrifice to disencumber the river could be his top, ultimate option.

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