By Robert Cohen
Acclaimed, award-winning novelist Robert Cohen gives you a daring, provocative exploration of the panic of midlife, persist with- ing males plateaued on each side in their forties and the unforeseen results of fixing course.
Teddy Hastings is a brand new England center university significant determined for transcendence. Unmoored via his brother’s demise and a health and wellbeing scare of his personal, he attempts to develop his usual lifestyles and lands up unemployed and at the mistaken part of the legislation. in the meantime, Oren Pierce, a in step with- petual grad pupil from ny, abandons, just a little to his personal shock, his look for the intense and starts off settling into the standard lifestyles that Teddy seeks to flee. What comforts Oren alarms Teddy, and their paths overlap as Teddy’s quest for the unknown and unexpected event takes him on a rash journey to Africa, leaving Oren to imagine the trimmings of his lifestyles, together with Teddy’s spouse Gail.
Amateur Barbarians showcases a author on the top of hispowers, tracing household ambivalence, the comedian perils of introspection and hope, and the fear of an unlived lifestyles with Cohen’s signature wit and uncanny notion, proving once more why he was once touted through The ny occasions ebook Review because the “heir to Saul Bellow and Philip Roth.”
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