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Last Night at the Lobster: A Novel by Stewart O'Nan
Last Night at the Lobster: A Novel

ratchet19, December 27, 2007

A well-crafted story about Manny Deleon, the manager of a Red Lobster on it's last night of operation. Manny must walk the minefield of a winter storm, unreliable and difficult employees and customers, a pregnant girlfriend, and a failed relationship with one of his waitresses. O'Nan writes with a singular clarity and attention to detail, illuminating not just Manny's work but also his foundering hopes and the responsibilities that weigh them down. Not a new story, but one that is heartfelt and well-drawn. At just 145 pages, a short but worthy read.
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