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For nine-year-old Miller, who lives with his mother in Watertown, New York, life has become a struggle to make sense of his father s disappearance, for which he blames himself. Then, when he becomes convinced that he has found his father lying comatose in the local VA hospital, a victim of the war in Iraq, Miller begins a search for the one person he believes can save him, the famously reclusive and, unfortunately, dead Frederick Exley, a Watertown native and the author of his father s favorite book, the fictional memoir A Fan s Notes. The story of Miller s search, told by both Miller himself and his somewhat flaky therapist, ultimately becomes an exploration of the difference between what we believe to be real and what is in fact real, and how challenging it can be to reconcile the two.

Part literary satire, part mystery, Exley unleashes the enormous talent of a writer whom critics have compared to Richard Ford and John Irving and whose work has been called absurdly hilarious (Entertainment Weekly) and wildly entertaining (Daily Candy).

Synopsis:

Therapist Dr. Pahnee, hired by young Miller Le Ray's mother, finds his own reality unraveling as he tries to deal with a patient dedicated to telling the truth who is unable to distinguish between fact and fiction, while grappling with his own growing attraction to the boy's mother.

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ISBN:
9781616200305
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Clarke, Brock
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Publication Date:
October 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Therapist Dr. Pahnee, hired by young Miller Le Ray's mother, finds his own reality unraveling as he tries to deal with a patient dedicated to telling the truth who is unable to distinguish between fact and fiction, while grappling with his own growing attraction to the boy's mother.
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