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A staggering, unnerving story collection about the lost members of the Boomer Generation—chronic underachievers at work and love whose malaise is tempered by booze and cars. They seek solace in each other's company via weekend trips and wine-fuelled dinner parties when not conducting interventions or fixing their cars; through moments of seeming indifference, humor, and fa ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by Arsenal Pulp Press
(first published September 13th 2011)
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Three and a half stars. It really took me a while to get into this book, but once I did, I really enjoyed what the author was trying to do. The narrator seems to be the same person in all the stories, and it took me a little while to figure that out. (Duh) This book is a collection of linked short stories about heavy drinking, lost Boomer dudes who live in Vancouver. It's been compared to the work of Raymond Carver and I can see why as it has that same "every man, heavy drinking, sparse and clea ...more