Waiting for the Man

A Novel
Product Number: EB00208989
Released: Apr 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781770905160
Publisher: ECW Press
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Description

A surreal journey of a man who is searching for purpose and for happiness Joe, a 36-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York agency, feels disillusioned with his life. He starts dreaming of a mysterious man, seeing him on the street, and hearing his voice. Joe decides to listen to the Man and so he waits on his stoop, day and night, for instructions. A local reporter takes notice, and soon Joe has become a story, a media sensation, the centre of a storm. When the Man tells Joe to "go west," he does, in search of meaning. Waiting for the Man is a compelling and visceral story about the struggle to find something more in life, told in two interwoven threads - Joe at the beginning of his journey in Manhattan, and at the end of it as he finds new purpose on a ranch in Montana under the endless sky. This edition includes a bonus BackLit section with a reader's guide, Q&A with the author, and more.

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Author(s): Arjun Basu
Awards:2014-Fiction-Longlist-Scotiabank Giller Prize
Original Publish Date: Apr 15, 2014

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