A NoveleBook - 2011
A quiet tour de force, Chris BachelderÆs Abbott Awaits transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, startlingly depicting the intense and poignant challenges of a vulnerable, imaginative father as he lives his everyday American existence. In Abbott we see a modern-day Sisyphus: he is the exhausted father of a lively two-year old, the ruminative husband of a pregnant insomniac, and the confused owner of a terrified dog. Confronted by a flooded basement, a broken refrigerator, a urine-soaked carpet, and a literal snake in the woodpile, Abbott endures the beauty and hopelessness of each moment.
Publisher: Baton Rouge, La. : Louisiana State University Press, ©2011.
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (vii, 180 pages).