Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Learner is The Book To Read!
It was published reacently by Coffee House Press, which is where I interned this summer!
It has recently been noticed by
* the New Yorker
* Publishers Weekly
* National Public Radio
* the Wall Street Journal
* the Los Angeles Review of Books
* Jonathan Franzen (who called it “a beautiful, little novel . . . not like anything I can remember reading”)
I haven’t read this book (except for the glancing-over I gave it for proofreading as an intern) but I own it, so I definitely will read it! Here are some links to reviews, if you’re curious. http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/11/jonathan-franzen-on-the-tv-version-of-the-corrections.html and http://www.npr.org/2011/11/09/142109786/life-without-plot-in-leaving-the-atocha-station
I also think that Coffee House might be having a SALE on this book too…more motivation to give it a look! 🙂