St. Martin's Press
On Sale: September 18, 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
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Humor | Literature and Fiction
Bluegrass musician, former journalist and editor, and now
PhD in English, Mark Brumfeld has arrived at his thirties
with significant debt and no steady prospects. His
girlfriend Cassie—a punk bassist in an all-female band, who
fled her Midwestern childhood for a new identity—finds work
at a “new media” company. When Cassie refuses his marriage
proposal, Mark leaves New York and returns to the basement
of his childhood home in the Baltimore suburbs.
Desperate and humiliated, Mark begins to post a series of
online video monologues that critique Baby Boomers and their
powerful hold on the job market. But as his videos go viral,
and while Cassie starts to build her career, Mark loses
control of what he began—with consequences that ensnare them
in a matter of national security.
Told through the perspectives of Mark, Cassie, and Mark’s
mother, Julia, a child of the '60s whose life is more
conventional than she ever imagined, Boomer1 is
timely, suspenseful, and in every line alert to the siren
song of endless opportunity that beckons and beguiles all of us.
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