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Traveling Sprinkler
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Dreamscape Media 2013
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A new novel by bestselling author Nicholson Baker reintroduces feckless but hopeful hero Paul Chowder, whose struggle to get his life together is reflected in his steadfast desire to write a pop song, or a protest song, or both at once.
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
10/15/2013
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781629230931
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Nicholson Baker. (2013). Traveling Sprinkler. Unabridged Dreamscape Media.

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Nicholson Baker. 2013. Traveling Sprinkler. Dreamscape Media.

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Nicholson Baker, Traveling Sprinkler. Dreamscape Media, 2013.

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Nicholson Baker. Traveling Sprinkler. Unabridged Dreamscape Media, 2013.

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      • content: This rambling novel, driven by character rather than plot, reprises the delightfully eccentric Paul Chowder character and showcases Nicholson Baker's talents as both author and narrator. The comfortable conversational style Baker uses is the perfect vehicle for his free-flowing prose in this trip through Chowder's psyche as he turns 55, analyzes his existence, and attempts to set a meaningful path forward. There's as much humor as angst in Chowder's midlife crisis, and Baker conveys it all with the slightest shifts of intensity and tone. Baker's understated emotional range is effective at delivering both the intimacy of Chowder's inner struggles and his self-deprecating chuckles at his awkward attempts to be cool. This is a stellar example of an author successfully narrating his own work. M.O.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine
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        Paul Chowder, the rambling protagonist of The Anthologist, returns in Baker’s less successful latest. Between trips to Planet Fitness and disquisitions on subjects such as dance music and automobile maintenance, Chowder dwells on drones and other topics of a geopolitical nature. From lamenting his own inability to find (or keep) a girlfriend to decrying the “truly evil” nature of global agriculture industry giant Monsanto, Chowder hurls out his grievances in a gushing, sorrowful soliloquy while striving to reinvent himself by rekindling his old musical aspirations and buying himself a cheap guitar at Best Buy for his birthday. Though the stream-of-consciousness narrative wears thin, the character of Chowder—epic loser and literary striver—feels very real and is almost endearing. He is a study in contemporary dislocation, unable though he is to make any sense of his own condition. But that’s fine; for all Chowder really craves, like the homeless guy on the corner, is an audience he can chirp at for the duration: “Hey, Junior Birdmen. I’m Paul Chowder and I’m here in the blindingness of noon near the chicken hut talking to you about the things that need to be talked about. You know what they are.” Agent: Melanie Jackson, Melanie Jackson Agency.

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