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- DescriptionPaul Chowder, the poet protagonist of Nicholson Baker s widely acclaimed vel The Anthologist, is turning fifty-five and missing his ex-girlfriend, Roz, rather desperately. As he approaches the dreaded birthday, Paul is uninspired by his usual artistic outlet (although he s pleased that his poetry anthology, Only Rhyme, is selling steadily ). Putting aside poetry in favor of music, and drawing on his classical bassoon training, Paul turns instead to his new acoustic guitar with one goal in mind: to learn songwriting. As he struggles to come to terms with the horror of America s drone wars and Roz s recent relationship with a local NPR radio host, Paul fills his days with Quaker meetings, Planet Fitness workouts, and some experiments with tobacco. Written in Baker s beautifully unconventional prose, and scored with musical influences from Debussy to Tracy Chapman to Paul himself, Traveling Sprinkler is an enchanting, hilarious and very necessary vel by one of the most beloved and influential writers today.
- Author BiographyNicholson Baker is the author of nine novels, including The Anthologist, Vox, and The Fermata, and five works of nonfiction, including Human Smoke and Double Fold (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award). He lives in Maine with his family.
- Author(s)Nicholson Baker
- PublisherBlue Rider Press
- Date of Publication17/09/2013
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBlue Rider Press
- Weight431 g
- Width142 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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