This was a strange book, I don't know what to think of it. I picked it up in the library, intrigued by the jacket description and reviews. It's a continuation of a previoius novel, Vernon Downs but it stands on its own. The protagonist, Charlie Martens, describes his friendships in the present and harks back to those in the past. He seems dull and clueless and then suddenly he reveals streaks of violence. He seems to yearn for the "normal" life -- a wife, family, job, home and just doesn't get why he can't have it. It's edgy in a calculated way. For Arizonians, it's interesting because the author lived here and graduated from UofA. He weaves a lot of landmarks and names from Phoenix into the narrative that kept me reading.
Published: 2015 Read: May 2015 Genre: Fiction