Last Night at the Lobster

ISBN-10: 0670018279
ISBN-13: 9780670018277
Edition: N/A
Authors: Stewart O'Nan
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Description: Stewart ONan has been called the bard of the working class and has now crafted a frank and funny yet emotionally resonant tale set within a vivid workaday world seldom seen in contemporary fiction. Perched in the far corner of a run-down New  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506

Stewart ONan has been called the bard of the working class and has now crafted a frank and funny yet emotionally resonant tale set within a vivid workaday world seldom seen in contemporary fiction. Perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall, The Red Lobster hasnt been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift. With only four shopping days left until Christmas, Manny must convince his near-mutinous staff to hunker down and serve the final onslaught of hungry retirees, lunatics, and holiday office parties. All the while, hes wondering how to handle the waitress hes still in love with, his pregnant girlfriend at home, and the perfect present he still needs to buy. Last Night at the Lobsteris a poignant yet redemptive look at what a man does when he discovers that his best might not be good enough.

Stewart O'Nan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1961. He received a B. S. from Boston University in 1983 and received a M. F. A. in fiction from Cornell University in 1992. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a test engineer for Grumman Aerospace from 1984 to 1988. He has written several novels including The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, The Circus Fire, and Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season. In the Walled City won the 1993 Due Heinz Literature Prize; Snow Angels won the 1993 Pirates Alley William Faulkner Prize; and The Names of the Dead won the 1996 Oklahoma Book Award. Snow Angels was made into a feature film in 2007. In 1996, he was listed as one of Granta's best young American novelists.

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