By Ken Pisani
"Complete with painfully wry observations and delightfully caustic wit, this novel is a gritty exploration of what it is prefer to believe incomplete on the earth. All 5 palms up for this bitterly pleasing 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 on flight each time. So while a motor vehicle coincidence leaves him unexpectedly asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, counting on the intense part is absolutely not anything 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 became 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 only blind, but additionally 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 lifestyles 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 by means of ringtones - all informed within the lush, disembodied voice of commentator Sunny Lee, with whom he falls helplessly, ridiculously, in love. Aaron's obsession with Sunny purely accelerates his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a hearth. burdened to do anything - whatever - to maneuver his lifestyles ahead, he's taking the one task he can get. As a "fish counter" on the within sight dam, he concludes that an act of violent sacrifice to disencumber the river may be his most sensible, ultimate option.
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