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Traveling Sprinkler

Narrated by: Nicholson Baker
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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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.

©2013 Nicholson Baker (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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"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.... 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." (AudioFile Magazine)

"In sparkling and witty prose, Baker reminds readers why he's one of the masters of the contemporary novel." (Kirkus Reviews

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  • 18-07-16

No One Brings The Everyday To Life...

like Baker. Once again into the surprisingly fascinating mind of Everyman. A wonderful read if you loved The Mezzanine