Sex. Wine. Jazz. Existential dread.
Meet Bob, a sarcastic radio technician who has enough on his plate trying to navigate his forties without his Cambridge neighborhood becoming overrun by urban treehuggers and uppity intellectuals in tracksuits. Between a love triangle, a rapidly shrinking job market, and the looming threat of finally growing up, Bob is forced to dig deep and figure out not just what he wants, but who he is. Change hits hard when you live in the past. Louie Cronin's breakthrough novel is a coming-of-middle-age story that pays homage to the everyday.
Louie Cronin is a writer, radio producer and audio engineer. For ten years she served as NPR’s Car Talk traffic cop, producing the show and ensuring that every call was entertaining. A graduate of Boston University’s Masters program in Creative Writing and a past winner of the Ivan Gold Fiction Fellowship from the Writers’ Room of Boston, Louie has had her fiction and essays published in Compass Rose, The Princeton Arts Review, Long Island Newsday, The Boston Globe Magazine, and on PRI.org. Her short stories have been finalists for both Glimmer Train and New Millennium Writings awards.