By Nicholson Baker
Emmett has a spouse and kids, a cat, and a duck, and he desires to comprehend what lifestyles is set. on a daily basis he will get up sooner than sunrise, makes a cup of espresso at nighttime, lighting a fireplace with one wood fit, and thinks.
What Emmett thinks approximately is the topic of this clever and heavily saw novel, which covers massive distances whereas relocating no extra than Emmett's fireplace and residential. Nicholson Baker's striking skill to explain and rejoice lifestyles in all its wealthy ordinariness hasn't ever been so fantastically achieved.
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