By Ken Pisani
"Complete with painfully wry observations and delightfully caustic wit, this novel is a gritty exploration of what it truly is prefer to consider incomplete on this planet. All 5 palms up for this bitterly pleasurable tale." --Kirkus Reviews(starred)
Aaron isn't really a guy on a hero's trip. within the query of struggle or flight, he will opt for flight whenever. So whilst a vehicle twist of fate leaves him all of sudden asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, reckoning on the brilliant facet is just 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 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 only blind, but additionally painfully stupid.
As Aaron attempts to make the realm round him disappear in a haze of Vicodin and scientific marijuana, the single precise pleasure in his existence comes from day-by-day ninety-second radio spots of enjoyable technological know-how evidence: the rate of falling raindrops, batteries made from starfish, and sexual responses caused through 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 merely speeds up his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a fireplace. harassed to do whatever - something - to maneuver his lifestyles ahead, he's taking the single 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 can be his most sensible, ultimate option.
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Amp'd: A Novel by Ken Pisani