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At once an offbeat love story, a moving portrait of a family in crisis, and a darkly funny American comedy, Kyle Beachy’s arresting debut novel—written in prose that is swift, stunning, and sweet—heralds the arrival of a remarkable new voice in fiction.

Potter Mays retreats immediately after college graduation to the safe house of his childhood home. Like clockwork each morning, his mother makes him eggs, lovingly fried into hollowed-out pieces of toast. His father, in the midst of a campaign to revitalize downtown St. Louis, promises to “poke around” for gainful employment for his son. Potter’s best friend, Stuart—an “Independent Thought Contractor” working out of his parents’ lavish pool house—is willing to serve as a kind of life coach, provided, of course, that Potter pays for his services all summer.

However...

Altogether elsewhere, Potter’s (former? future?) girlfriend, Audrey, is backpacking around Europe with her beautiful bisexual traveling companion, Carmel. Potter was not invited, and getting a good night’s sleep has recently become an issue for him.

As enigmatic packages arrive from Audrey, the refuge of life at home soon proves illusory. Potter’s parents are oddly never in the same room together, the neighbor girl is looking quite adult, and Stuart’s much-needed counseling service is subcontracted to a third-party denizen of the pool house with an agenda all his own. And just what are those noises coming from the attic?

Kyle Beachy has woven a uniquely affecting story of the long and hard, then quick and hard, struggle to grow up.

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Returning after college graduation to live with his parents in St. Louis, Potter Mays is enjoying his safe, comfortable, no-pressure life, except for the absence of his girlfriend, Audrey, who is backpacking around Europe, but as mysterious packages begin to arrive from Audrey, Potter discovers that his home may not be the refuge he thought. A first novel. Original. 25,000 first printing.

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Kyle Beachy lives in Chicago. This is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440338215
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Kyle Beachy
Author:
Beachy, Kyle
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Subject:
College graduates
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090127
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
287

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 287 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780440338215 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Returning after college graduation to live with his parents in St. Louis, Potter Mays is enjoying his safe, comfortable, no-pressure life, except for the absence of his girlfriend, Audrey, who is backpacking around Europe, but as mysterious packages begin to arrive from Audrey, Potter discovers that his home may not be the refuge he thought. A first novel. Original. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Kyle Beachy lives in Chicago. This is his first novel.
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