Waiting for the Man

Waiting for the Man

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Joe, a 36-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York company, 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. aiting 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.
Publisher: Toronto :, ECW Press,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781770411777
Branch Call Number: F BAS
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 23 cm

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May 08, 2014

Thirty-something advertising copywriter Joe doesn’t even realize something is wrong until he unwittingly turns his own professional expertise to perverse advantage on his own personal meltdown. Inexplicably disillusioned and disaffected with a career, lifestyle and life that many might find enviable, at least on the surface, Joe simply stops living that life one day and parks himself on his Manhattan stoop to wait for the Man to signal what he should do next. Who is the Man? Each reader who follows Joe’s journey in Waiting For the Man by Arjun Basu is likely to have a different answer. My complete review is at: http://bookgagabooks.ca/2014/05/08/waiting-for-the-man-by-arjun-basu/

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