By Chris Bachelder
A quiet journey de strength, Chris Bachelder's Abbott Awaits transforms the standard into the intense, startlingly depicting the serious and poignant demanding situations of a weak, resourceful father as he lives his daily American existence.
In Abbott we see a modern day Sisyphus: he's the exhausted father of a full of life two-year outdated, the ruminative husband of a pregnant insomniac, and the burdened proprietor of a terrified puppy. faced through a flooded basement, a damaged fridge, a urine-soaked carpet, and a literal snake within the woodpile, Abbott endures the wonder and hopelessness of every second, usually whereas considering evolutionary historical past, altruism, or the passage of time.
An expectant father and college instructor on summer time holiday, Abbott tackles the agonizing chores of every day, laboring for peace in his family and suffering to maintain his daughter fresh and satisfied, all whereas staving off an apprehension of failure as a mother or father, or even as a man or woman. As he cleans motor vehicle seats, forgets to use sunlight block, clips his puppy s nails, attire his daughter out of season, and makes unsuccessful furniture-buying journeys together with his spouse, his brain performs out an unrelenting sequence of paradoxical reflections. Abbott's pensive self-doubt involves a head sooner or later in past due June as he cleans vomited raspberries out of his daughter s vehicle seat and realizes: the next propositions are either actual: (A) Abbott wouldn't, given the chance, swap one major section of his lifestyles, yet (B) Abbott cannot stand his existence.
Composed of small moments of family ask yourself and terror, Abbott Awaits is a captivating tale of misadventure, nervousness, and the typical battles and triumphs of parenthood.
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Abbott Awaits: A Novel (Yellow Shoe Fiction) by Chris Bachelder