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The Enthusiast (P.S.)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Henry Bay has his own America going. If there's an offbeat interest or extreme sport that's poised to sweep the nation, chances are there's a magazine for its enthusiasts, and chances are also good that Henry has worked there. He's a modern nomad, associate-editing his way from state to state, exploring the small worlds that make up modern America from Spelunk to Ice Climbing, to Cozy, The Magazine of Tea.

But those are other people's interests — Henry's still looking for his own enthusiasm. He ends up finding more than he ever imagined in this energetic, hilarious debut novel from a surprising and promising new voice.

Review:

"A charming, sly, and even wise first novel. [Haas] skillfully sketches memorable characters and places with a few pithy sentences, and his dialogue is often arch and very funny." Booklist

Review:

"[An] eccentric, slyly romantic debut novel....[T]he book captures something at once fragile and vital — the excitement of the ordinary, the exhilaration of the everyday." San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

Review:

"[The Enthusiast] isn't just a picaresque ride through the weirder side of the magazine industry, but a super-extended coming-of-age story. And a good one, too." The Onion AV Club

Review:

"I am having the most wonderful day, lying on the couch and reading Charlie Haas's brilliant book. It is wonderfully written, charming, wise, sometimes funny, always real. Henry is the perfect narrator, and the book reads like a dream." Anne Lamott

Review:

"As impossible to categorize as it is to put down. The Enthusiast occupies a smart, weirdly fascinating, sometimes laugh-out-loud, ever soulful universe all its own. As close to perfect as any first novel should ever be allowed to be." Jerry Stahl, author of I, Fatty and Pain Killers

Synopsis:

Henry Bay is a modern nomad, associate-editing his way from state to state, exploring the small worlds that make up modern America in a string of comic literary adventures.

Synopsis:

Henry Bay has his own America going. If there's an offbeat interest or extreme sport that's poised to sweep the nation, chances are there's a magazine for its enthusiasts, and chances are also good that Henry has worked there. He's a modern nomad, associate-editing his way from state to state, exploring the small worlds that make up modern America from Spelunk to Ice Climbing, to Cozy, The Magazine of Tea.

But those are other people's interests—Henry's still looking for his own enthusiasm. He ends up finding more than he ever imagined in this energetic, hilarious debut novel from a surprising and promising new voice.

About the Author

Charlie Haas's writing has appeared in Esquire, New West, The Threepenny Review, and Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, among many other journals. His screenwriting credits include Over the Edge, Gremlins 2, and Matinee. He lives in Oakland with his wife, the writer and editor B. K. Moran.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061711824
Author:
Haas, Charlie
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Periodical editors
Subject:
Road fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.80x5.20x.90 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061711824 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A charming, sly, and even wise first novel. [Haas] skillfully sketches memorable characters and places with a few pithy sentences, and his dialogue is often arch and very funny."
"Review" by , "[An] eccentric, slyly romantic debut novel....[T]he book captures something at once fragile and vital — the excitement of the ordinary, the exhilaration of the everyday."
"Review" by , "[The Enthusiast] isn't just a picaresque ride through the weirder side of the magazine industry, but a super-extended coming-of-age story. And a good one, too."
"Review" by , "I am having the most wonderful day, lying on the couch and reading Charlie Haas's brilliant book. It is wonderfully written, charming, wise, sometimes funny, always real. Henry is the perfect narrator, and the book reads like a dream."
"Review" by , "As impossible to categorize as it is to put down. The Enthusiast occupies a smart, weirdly fascinating, sometimes laugh-out-loud, ever soulful universe all its own. As close to perfect as any first novel should ever be allowed to be."
"Synopsis" by , Henry Bay is a modern nomad, associate-editing his way from state to state, exploring the small worlds that make up modern America in a string of comic literary adventures.
"Synopsis" by , Henry Bay has his own America going. If there's an offbeat interest or extreme sport that's poised to sweep the nation, chances are there's a magazine for its enthusiasts, and chances are also good that Henry has worked there. He's a modern nomad, associate-editing his way from state to state, exploring the small worlds that make up modern America from Spelunk to Ice Climbing, to Cozy, The Magazine of Tea.

But those are other people's interests—Henry's still looking for his own enthusiasm. He ends up finding more than he ever imagined in this energetic, hilarious debut novel from a surprising and promising new voice.

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