Waiting for the Man (Paperback)

By Arjun Basu

ECW Press, 9781770412835, 296pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/14/2015)
Hardcover (4/15/2014)

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Description

Giller-longlisted fiction -- now in trade paper

Joe, a 36-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York agency, feels disillusioned with his life. He starts dreaming of a mysterious man, seeing him on the street, and hearing his voice. Joe decides to listen to the Man and so he waits on his stoop, day and night, for instructions. A local reporter takes notice, and soon Joe has become a media sensation, the centre of a storm. When the Man tells Joe to "go west," he does, in search of meaning.

A surreal journey of a man who is searching for purpose and for happiness, Waiting for the Man is about the struggle to find something more in life. The paperback edition includes a bonus BackLit section with a reader's guide, Q&A with the author, and more.


About the Author

Arjun Basu is a writer and editor. In 2008, he published Squishy, a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for the ReLit Prize. His stories have been published in many literary journals, including Matrix and Joyland. Arjun lives in Montreal, Quebec.