Reservations Recommended (trade paperback)

Reservations Recommended (trade paperback)

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by Eric Kraft
     
 

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Peter Leroy constructs a plausible adult life for his grade school chum Matthew Barber, now living in Boston, where he is vice-president of a toy company by day, but becomes Bertram W. Beath, restaurant reviewer, when the sun goes down.

Reservations Recommended is a satire of the critical mind; a dark commentary on contemporary culture; a story of midlife crisis; a

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Peter Leroy constructs a plausible adult life for his grade school chum Matthew Barber, now living in Boston, where he is vice-president of a toy company by day, but becomes Bertram W. Beath, restaurant reviewer, when the sun goes down.

Reservations Recommended is a satire of the critical mind; a dark commentary on contemporary culture; a story of midlife crisis; a morality play; and a book that matches bleakness against humor, seasoned throughout with B. W. Beath's hilariously acid reviews. We watch as Matthew Barber descends from a self-protective superiority into a species of madness, and into the dark night of the soul.
"A brilliant satire."
LA Life

"A merciless sendup of contemporary American pretensions.'
Janice Harayda, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Wonderfully readable . . . touching and intelligent."
Richard Gehr, The Village Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105873423
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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