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 this planet. All 5 arms up for this bitterly pleasing tale." --Kirkus Reviews(starred)
Aaron isn't a guy on a hero's trip. within the query of struggle or flight, he will pick out flight whenever. So while a automobile coincidence leaves him all of sudden asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, depending on the brilliant part is not whatever he is built to do.
Forced to come back to his boyhood domestic to recover, Aaron is faced with an getting older father (a former Olympic biathlete became hoarder), a mom who is selected to stay 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 scientific marijuana, the single real 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 caused through 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 accelerates his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a hearth. harassed to do whatever - something - to maneuver his lifestyles ahead, he's taking the single activity he can get. As a "fish counter" on the within sight dam, he concludes that an act of violent sacrifice to free up the river can be his top, ultimate option.
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