By Robert Cohen
Acclaimed, award-winning novelist Robert Cohen promises a daring, provocative exploration of the panic of midlife, stick to- ing males plateaued on both sides in their forties and the unforeseen outcomes of adjusting course.
Teddy Hastings is a brand new England heart university valuable determined for transcendence. Unmoored through his brother’s demise and a health and wellbeing scare of his personal, he attempts to expand his usual existence and lands up unemployed and at the unsuitable part of the legislation. in the meantime, Oren Pierce, a consistent with- petual grad scholar from long island, abandons, just a little to his personal shock, his look for the intense and starts settling into the common-or-garden lifestyles that Teddy seeks to flee. What comforts Oren alarms Teddy, and their paths overlap as Teddy’s quest for the unknown and unusual adventure takes him on a rash journey to Africa, leaving Oren to imagine the trimmings of his existence, together with Teddy’s spouse Gail.
Amateur Barbarians showcases a author on the top of hispowers, tracing family ambivalence, the comedian perils of introspection and wish, and the phobia of an unlived lifestyles with Cohen’s signature wit and uncanny belief, proving over again why he was once touted via The manhattan instances publication Review because the “heir to Saul Bellow and Philip Roth.”
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