By Ken Pisani
"Complete with painfully wry observations and delightfully caustic wit, this novel is a gritty exploration of what it truly is wish to consider incomplete on the earth. All 5 palms up for this bitterly pleasurable tale." --Kirkus Reviews(starred)
Aaron isn't a guy on a hero's trip. within the query of struggle or flight, he will select flight at any time when. So whilst a automobile coincidence leaves him unexpectedly asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, counting on the brilliant facet is not anything he is built to do.
Forced to come back to his boyhood domestic to get well, Aaron is faced with an getting older father (a former Olympic biathlete grew to become 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 additionally painfully stupid.
As Aaron attempts to make the area round him disappear in a haze of Vicodin and clinical marijuana, the one actual pleasure in his existence comes from day-by-day ninety-second radio spots of enjoyable technological know-how proof: the rate of falling raindrops, batteries made from starfish, and sexual responses prompted by way of ringtones - all advised within the lush, disembodied voice of commentator Sunny Lee, with whom he falls helplessly, ridiculously, in love. Aaron's obsession with Sunny basically quickens his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a hearth. burdened to do anything - whatever - to maneuver his lifestyles 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 most sensible, ultimate option.
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Amp'd: A Novel by Ken Pisani