By Ken Pisani
"Complete with painfully wry observations and delightfully caustic wit, this novel is a gritty exploration of what it is prefer to consider incomplete on this planet. All 5 arms up for this bitterly gratifying tale." --Kirkus Reviews(starred)
Aaron isn't really a guy on a hero's trip. within the query of struggle or flight, he will decide on flight at any time when. So while a motor vehicle twist of fate leaves him abruptly asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, depending on the brilliant facet is just not whatever he is built to do.
Forced to come to his boyhood domestic to get well, Aaron is faced with an getting older father (a former Olympic biathlete became 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 precise pleasure in his lifestyles comes from day-by-day ninety-second radio spots of enjoyable technological know-how proof: the rate of falling raindrops, batteries produced from starfish, and sexual responses prompted by way of ringtones - all instructed within the lush, disembodied voice of commentator Sunny Lee, with whom he falls helplessly, ridiculously, in love. Aaron's obsession with Sunny purely hurries up his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a hearth. careworn to do whatever - whatever - to maneuver his lifestyles ahead, he is taking the single task he can get. As a "fish counter" on the within reach dam, he concludes that an act of violent sacrifice to free up the river will be his top, ultimate option.
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Amp'd: A Novel by Ken Pisani