Exit Papers from Paradise

Product Number: EB00781555
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781459706132
Publisher: Dundurn
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A dark comedy about a young man's aspirations to be something better than he currently is. Frustrated 35-year-old plumber Isaac Sullivan believes he has both the intellect and skill to be a surgeon. Forced to take over his father's plumbing business straight out of high school, Isaac's had dreams of attending the University of Michigan that fell by the wayside. However, the unfortunate setback didn't stop him entirely. For the past decade, he has absorbed every medical textbook and journal available to him. For practical experience, Isaac performs surgeries on the wildlife around his house, preparing for the day he attends Michigan. Yet the years continue to pass and Isaac remains stuck in Paradise, Michigan, as a plumber. That is, until this year, when an event pushes him to apply as an undergraduate for the first time. Exit Papers from Paradise is about the gap between the person we are and the person we desperately want to be.

Author(s): Liam Card
Original Publish Date: Sep 17, 2012

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