By Daniel Paisner
I may by no means witness something attention-grabbing. i might by no means write something past memos and flap reproduction and shuttle itineraries. i might easily love my spouse and my daughters and carry them shut and proceed to soak up meaningless midweek doubleheaders and mismanage the promoting thoughts of our midlist titles and journey alongside no matter what middling currents i'll deal with till I washed up on a few predictable shore.
It's the overdue Nineties at the top West facet and booklet publicist David Felb (née Felber, née Felberstein) can feel his international shrinking. he's caught within the gradual lane at "a venerable second-tier publishing apartment" and feeling the encroaching adjustments expertise will deliver as he struggles to take care of a bond along with his spouse and 3 younger daughters. Into the void steps Fred "Sure Shot" Dunlap, a tweed-clad, waxed-mustached nineteenth-century baseball legend with nonetheless impeccable timing who died penniless and imprecise and turns out to want anything from Felb. Or is it the wrong way round? Felb dutifully is going to weekly psychiatrist appointments at his wife's insistence, but if his hard-to-reach baseball-mad teenage daughter develops her personal fascination, he can think an opportunity to recapture whatever lost.
Daniel Paisner's spell binding new novel approximately neurosis, intimacy, and balancing familial wishes whereas juggling careers and the calls for of contemporary existence is additionally an enthralling and noteworthy parable approximately wasting your brain and discovering your self within the age of anxiety.
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