Waiting For The Man

Waiting For The Man : A Novel

3.14 (125 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

A surreal journey of a man who is searching for purpose and for happiness

Joe, a 36-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York agency, feels disillusioned with his life. He starts dreaming of a mysterious man, seeing him on the street, and hearing his voice. Joe decides to listen to the Man and so he waits on his stoop, day and night, for instructions. A local reporter takes notice, and soon Joe has become a story, a media sensation, the centre of a storm. When the Man tells Joe to "go west," he does, in search of meaning.

Waiting for the Man is a compelling and visceral story about the struggle to find something more in life, told in two interwoven threads -- Joe at the beginning of his journey in Manhattan, and at the end of it as he finds new purpose on a ranch in Montana under the endless sky.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 146 x 223 x 33.02mm | 507g
  • Montreal, Canada
  • English
  • 1770411771
  • 9781770411777
  • 2,620,146

Review quote

"Although this is the author's debut novel, his experience at shorter forms (Squishy) shows; fans of his 140-character Twisters on Twitter will be pleased to know that the author's talents are on display in this novel." -- Publishers Weekly
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About Arjun Basu

Arjun Basu is a writer and editor. In 2008, he published Squishy, a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for the ReLit Prize. His stories have been published in many literary journals, including Matrix and Joyland. He also writes 140-character short stories he calls Twisters on Twitter (@ArjunBasu), which have won him a Shorty Award, lots of press, and a worldwide following. Arjun lives in Montreal with his wife, son, and dog. This is his first novel.
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Rating details

125 ratings
3.14 out of 5 stars
5 15% (19)
4 20% (25)
3 37% (46)
2 20% (25)
1 8% (10)
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