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Author Pisani, Ken, author

Title Amp'd / Ken Pisani
Edition First edition
Published New York St. Martin's Press, 2016
©2016

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Description 279 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Aaron is not a man on a hero's journey. In the question of fight or flight, he'll choose flight every time. So when a car accident leaves him suddenly asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, looking on the bright side just isn't something he's equipped to do. Forced to return to his boyhood home to recuperate, Aaron is confronted with an aging father (a former Olympic biathlete turned hoarder), a mother whose chosen to live in a yurt with a fireman twelve years her junior, and a well-meaning sister whose insufferable husband proves love isn't just blind, but also painfully stupid.As Aaron tries to make the world around him disappear in a haze of Vicodin and medical marijuana, the only true joy in his life comes from daily ninety-second radio spots of fun science facts: the speed of falling raindrops, batteries made out of starfish, and sexual responses triggered by ringtones - all told in the lush, disembodied voice of commentator Sunny Lee, with whom he falls helplessly, ridiculously, in love. Aaron's obsession with Sunny only hastens his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a fire. Pressured to do something - anything - to move his life forward, he takes the only job he can get. As a fish counter at the nearby dam, he concludes that an act of violent sacrifice to liberate the river might be his best, final option
Genre/Form Humorous fiction.
Black humor.
Reading nook.
LC no. 2016001126
ISBN 9781250085207
1250085209
Other Titles Amped