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 think incomplete on the planet. All 5 hands up for this bitterly pleasant tale." --Kirkus Reviews(starred)
Aaron isn't a guy on a hero's trip. within the query of struggle or flight, he will pick out flight whenever. So whilst a motor vehicle twist of fate leaves him all at once asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, reckoning on the brilliant facet seriously is not anything he is built to do.
Forced to come back to his boyhood domestic to get better, Aaron is faced with an getting older father (a former Olympic biathlete grew to become 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 realm round him disappear in a haze of Vicodin and scientific marijuana, the single real 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 by means of ringtones - all informed within the lush, disembodied voice of commentator Sunny Lee, with whom he falls helplessly, ridiculously, in love. Aaron's obsession with Sunny in simple terms accelerates his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a fireplace. careworn to do whatever - whatever - to maneuver his existence ahead, he is taking the single activity 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