"Set on New York's Lower East Side, this first novel by Light (founding editor, Epiphany) introduces Morris Bliss, 35 years old and living with his widowed father. Morris has big dreams of traveling all over the world. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a job or the means to take his aspirations beyond a collection of travel brochures and pushpins in a map on his bedroom wall. This fun read boasts a likable protagonist, other quirky and interesting characters, and vivid and humorous descriptions of New York while also providing some significant social commentary. The scene in which Morris and a former high school classmate (and father of the 18-year-old girl with whom Morris is sleeping) storm a vacant building in the middle of the night to roust out a group of homeless squatters is both funny and disturbing. Recommended for large public libraries with an interest in new and unknown authors." --Library Journal
About the Author
Douglas Light's writing has appeared in the New York Times, KGB Bar Lit, the Alaska Quarterly Review, Night Train, failbetter, and Pindeldyboz. His fiction won an O. Henry Prize, and was selected for inclusion in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003. He lives in New York City.