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Eureka A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Jim Lehrer
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812975529
ISBN-13: 9780812975529
Sku: 209314428
Publish Date: 3/24/2009
Pages:  256
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Bored with his job as CEO of an insurance company in Eureka, Kansas, and tired of his nagging wife, Otis Halstead hits the road on the eve of his sixtieth birthday, but a terrible accident interrupts his odyssey, leaving him a seeming vegetable trapped by the people he tried to escape. Reprint.Ever reliable and responsible, Otis Halstead is a father, a husband (one half of a “well-dressed couple of substance”), and the CEO of Kansas Central Fire and Casualty. He has never done anything out of the ordinary. Until now. The change in Otis starts with the acquisition of an antique toy fire truck, the exact model he had pined for at age ten but never received. Next comes a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. But Otis’s real coup is the purchase of his one true childhood passion: a red 1952 Cushman Pacemaker motor scooter. For his baffled wife, Sally, this is the final straw. She insists that he see a shrink.
But when tragedy strikes uncomfortably close to home, Otis decides he wants out of his sensible, safe life in Eureka, Kansas. And so, a few weeks before his sixtieth birthday, Otis leaves town, heading west on old U.S. 56, a corporate CEO riding a forty-year-old motor scooter with a BB gun strapped to the side. One might say he was in for an adventure. Otis would say he was finally about to experience life.
Otis Halstead, an insurance executive in a small Kansas town, suffers a mid-life crisis and goes on a toy-spending spree in a madcap grasp to reclaim his lost youth. PBS anchor Jim Lehrer's 17th novel is full of zany humor and sympathetically unhinged characters.
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Jim Lehrer
Jim Lehrer has anchored the "The News Hour" on PBS, and is one of America's most respected news personalities. He has written a number of novels and plays.


"Calamity gives way to poignancy in this consistently fun story." 07/30/2007

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Trade
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