In this novel, Edsel Bronfman, a shipping clerk, is living an uneventful life in a Birmingham apartment complex when he is awarded a free vacation for himself and a companion. This transforms his life into a fairly frantic quest for a mate. “A rollicking crash course in loving-–and in living a little.” – Garden and Gun. “Witty, winsome, and wise.” Booklist. “Soulful, wise, and surprisingly sexy . . . This is a novel about finding one’s way without a map while searching for the lost places of the human heart.” – Wiley Cash. This is the sixth novel from Daniel Wallace, the director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina. This distinguished professor certainly achieves a wonderful confluence of an erudite consciousness along with an empathetic and knowing common touch. His 1998 book, Big Fish, made the New York Times best seller list. First editions of it now sell for over $50.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2017. 328 pages. Hardback in dust jacket,