By Robert Cohen
Teddy Hastings is a brand new England heart college crucial determined for transcendence. Unmoored by means of his brother’s demise and a overall healthiness scare of his personal, he attempts to expand his traditional existence and lands up unemployed and at the fallacious aspect of the legislations. in the meantime, Oren Pierce, a perpetual grad scholar from big apple, abandons, just a little to his personal shock, his look for the extreme and starts off settling into the standard lifestyles that Teddy seeks to flee. What comforts Oren alarms Teddy, and their paths overlap as Teddy’s quest for the unknown and unexpected event takes him on a rash journey to Africa, leaving Oren to imagine the trimmings of his lifestyles, together with Teddy’s spouse Gail.
Amateur Barbarians showcases a author on the top of his powers, tracing household ambivalence, the comedian perils of introspection and wish, and the phobia of an unlived existence with Cohen’s signature wit and uncanny conception, proving over again why he was once touted via The long island instances booklet Review because the “heir to Saul Bellow and Philip Roth.”
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Amateur Barbarians: A Novel by Robert Cohen