By Ken Pisani
"Complete with painfully wry observations and delightfully caustic wit, this novel is a gritty exploration of what it really is wish to consider incomplete on this planet. All 5 hands up for this bitterly enjoyable tale." --Kirkus Reviews(starred)
Aaron isn't a guy on a hero's trip. within the query of struggle or flight, he will opt for flight whenever. So while a motor vehicle coincidence leaves him without warning asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, depending on the brilliant facet is not whatever he is outfitted 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 reside 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 real pleasure in his lifestyles comes from day-by-day ninety-second radio spots of enjoyable technology evidence: the rate of falling raindrops, batteries made from starfish, and sexual responses caused by way of 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 hearth. careworn to do whatever - something - to maneuver his existence ahead, he is taking the one task he can get. As a "fish counter" on the within reach dam, he concludes that an act of violent sacrifice to disencumber the river should be his top, ultimate option.
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