Amp'd: A Novel by Ken Pisani

By Ken Pisani

Amp'd from Ken Pisani, A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER and finalist for the 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor

"Complete with painfully wry observations and delightfully caustic wit, this novel is a gritty exploration of what it truly is wish to consider incomplete on the earth. All 5 arms up for this bitterly gratifying tale." --Kirkus Reviews(starred)
Aaron isn't a guy on a hero's trip. within the query of struggle or flight, he will select flight whenever. So while a motor vehicle twist of fate leaves him unexpectedly asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, reckoning on the brilliant part is not whatever he is outfitted to do.
Forced to come to his boyhood domestic to recover, Aaron is faced with an getting older father (a former Olympic biathlete grew to become hoarder), a mom who is selected to reside in a yurt with a fireman twelve years her junior, and a well-meaning sister whose unbearable husband proves love is not only blind, but in addition painfully stupid.
As Aaron attempts to make the realm round him disappear in a haze of Vicodin and scientific marijuana, the one actual 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 made from starfish, and sexual responses brought on through ringtones - all advised 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 speeds up his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a hearth. confused to do whatever - whatever - to maneuver his existence ahead, he's taking the one activity he can get. As a "fish counter" on the close by dam, he concludes that an act of violent sacrifice to disencumber the river could be his top, ultimate option.

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