This novel explores the life of a suburban New Jersey man who makes his living as a sportswriter. After experiencing the death of his son and subsequent divorce, he attempts to maintain a positive outlook on life and keep his personal despair at bay. The book delves into his relationships, encounters, and introspections during a transformative Easter weekend, providing a deep analysis of his character and his struggle to find meaning and purpose in the face of tragedy.
The 2342nd greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 5th on As if You Don't Have Enough to Read, Fiction Edition (New York Times)
- TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
- The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
- The Modern Library: The Two Hundred Best Novels in English Since 1950 (The Modern Library (Book))