By Stephen Wright
Going Native is Stephen Wright’s darkly comedian tackle the line novel, within which one man’s headlong get away from the yank Dream turns into everybody’s worst nightmare. Wylie Jones is determined: beautiful spouse, attractive little ones, barbecues within the yard of his tastefully embellished suburban Chicago apartment with reliable buddies. Set, yet no longer happy. So one evening he simply walks out, will get at the back of the wheel of a neighbor’s emerald-green Galaxy 500, and drives off into another lifestyles, his identify replaced, his character malleable. In Wright’s inimitable narrative, we’re taken on a pleasure journey to hell, a rollercoaster of intercourse and violence and the unusual mixture of the 2 that's our society at the present time.
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