Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison (4 out of 5)

Another great read from Jonathan Evison, author of “This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance” and “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving”. I like to tell readers that Evison champions the working middle-class man novel. This is a “treatise” on the class and socioeconomic divide in this country, but add in a lot of humor and heart, and this is a definite feel-good read. The sort of thing we all need to read in these times.

Mike Munoz is a 22-year old who mows lawns for a living. Until the day he loses his job. Mike lives with his divorced mom and special needs brother, and his lack of an income hurts them all. Mike just isn’t sure how to go about achieving that elusive American dream of happiness and prosperity. He thinks he’s figured out a solution, but that twisty pretzel called life sends him on a detour. Will this detour lead to happiness, fortune and fame, and if he’s lucky, love? The only way you’ll know for sure is to pop into your local indie bookstore and get a copy. I strongly urge you to do so! “The Lawn Boy” is currently available in hardcover and published by the folks at Algonquin.

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~ by generationgbooks on October 4, 2018.

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