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Waiting for the Man : Exclusive to Booktopia - Arjun Basu

Waiting for the Man

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Published: 1st June 2014
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Booktopia is so excited to be in an exclusive partnership with New South Books to present the debut novel of Arjun Basu.

If you're a fan of twitter, chances are you're a fan of Arjun Basu. Arjun has over 142,000 followers on twitter, where his 140-word short stories have drawn a huge following and a mountain of imitators.

Product Description

“Waiting for the Man is a strangely engrossing, meticulously written allegory of the present moment.” — Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X and Worst. Person. Ever.

A surreal journey of a man who is searching for purpose and for happiness.

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. A local reporter takes notice, and soon Joe has become a story, a media sensation, the centre of a storm. When the Man tells Joe to “go west,” he does, in search of meaning.

Waiting for the Man is a compelling and viscerally emotional 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.

About the Author

ARJUN BASU is a writer and editor. In 2008, he published Squishy, a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for the ReLit Prize. His stories have been published in many literary journals, including Matrix and Joyland. He also writes 140-character short stories he calls Twisters on Twitter (@ArjunBasu), which have won him a Shorty Award, lots of press, and a worldwide following. Arjun lives in Montreal with his wife, son, and dog. This is his first novel.

ISBN: 9781770419971
ISBN-10: 1770419977
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0