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.
“Waiting for the Man is a strangely
engrossing, meticulously written allegory of
the present moment.” — Douglas Coupland,
author of Generation X and Worst. Person.
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.
Published: 1st June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0