A New York Times Notable Book aA wonderful book, and thereas 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 aDave 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 disrepairaa 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 fatheras losing battle with Alzheimeras; 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. aShrewd, funny, and sometimes devastating . . . What Want Not does best, though, isnat 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 aEntertainment Weekly aAn impassioned work of fiction.a aDallas 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;...
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