Want Not

Want Not

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A New York Times Notable Book a€œA wonderful book, and therea€™s no one I would not urge to read it . . . This is the work of a fluid, confident and profoundly talented writer who gets more fluid, more confident and seemingly more talented even within the book itself.a€ a€”Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review A highly inventive and corrosively funny story of our times, Want Not exposes three different worlds in various states of disrepaira€”a young freegan couple living off the grid in New York City; a once-prominent linguist, sacked at midlife by the dissolution of his marriage and his fathera€™s losing battle with Alzheimera€™s; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate, whose brute talent for squeezing money out of unlikely places has yielded him a royal existence, trophy wife included. Want and desire propel these characters forward toward something, anything, more, until their worlds collide, briefly, randomly, yet irrevocably, in a shattering ending that will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. a€œShrewd, funny, and sometimes devastating . . . What Want Not does best, though, isna€™t plotting but portraits of humanity: the small epiphanies and private hurts of every person whose life, like the detritus they produce, is as beautifully mundane and unique as a fingerprint.a€ a€”Entertainment Weekly a€œAn impassioned work of fiction.a€ a€”Dallas Morning Newsand an oil-splotched edition of the Haynes Jeep Cherokee Repair Manual 1984a€“ 2001, which Elwin considered the most pleasant if least comprehensible of the four books. The Haynes manual, in fact, was what Elwin fetched first, afteranbsp;...

Title:Want Not
Author:Jonathan Miles
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2013-11-05


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