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Panorama City (Hardcover)

Author:  Antoine Wilson
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0547875126
ISBN-13: 9780547875125
Sku: 227825961
Publish Date: 9/25/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  292
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Heir to "A Confederacy of Dunces" and "Being There," this wildly entertaining and surreptitiously moving novel describes a "slow absorber, O who records everything he thinks his unborn son will find useful in becoming a man of the world.
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With its blend of fool's wisdom and deeply felt humanity, Panorama City is heir to Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Steve Martin's The Jerk.
|From his deathbed*, 28-year-old Oppen Porter?an open-hearted, bicycle-riding, binocular-toting, self-described "slow absorber"?unspools into a cassette recorder a tale of self-determination, from "village idiot" to "man of the world," for the benefit of his unborn son.
|Written in an astonishingly charming and wise voice, Oppen's account traces forty days and nights navigating the fast food joints, storefront churches, and home-office psychologists of the San Fernando Valley. Ping-ponging between his watchful and sharp-tongued aunt and an outlaw philosopher with the face "of a newly hatched crocodile," Oppen finds himself constantly in the sights of people who believe that their way is the only way for him.
|Oppen Porter is "an American original" (Stewart O'Nan) for whom finding one's own way is both a delightful art and a painstaking science. Disarmingly funny and surreptitiously moving, Panorama City makes us see the world, and our place in it, with new eyes.
|* Not really

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"[F]resh and flawlessly crafted as well as charmingly genuine." (starred review) 07/16/2012
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Product attributePublisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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