This is a story of longing, missed opportunities and the unravelling of the quintessential American family. Henry Powell still lives and works in the same non-descript north-eastern town where he was born and raised. Compared to some, his life has been lucky, if inauspicious: a glorious senior year of high school, a football scholarship, an ...
This is a story of longing, missed opportunities and the unravelling of the quintessential American family. Henry Powell still lives and works in the same non-descript north-eastern town where he was born and raised. Compared to some, his life has been lucky, if inauspicious: a glorious senior year of high school, a football scholarship, an undemanding job that pays the bills, a roof over his head, friends to share a beer with on the weekend. Yet Henry is impossibly stuck, unable to reconcile the dreams of his youth with the reality of the unassuming, man he's become. Called home from college by family tragedy, Henry's life is on pause. It is Baxter's, the men's clothing store where he works, which provides Henry's only window to the world passing him by, where he marks time by the milestones in his classmates' lives, where his daydreams reveal the Henry that might have been. Humorous, achingly sad yet perpetually hopeful, "Everything Must Go" is a powerful exploration of a life that has yet to be lived.
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Publishers Weekly, 2006-08-21 For Henry Powell, every day is the same: he wakes just before 7 a.m. to prepare for work at the men's clothing store he's worked at since he was 17. Now 31, he's ready to die of boredom. Henry briefly escaped from his small New England town via college, but family problems his alcoholic mother and his emotionally icy father needed help and his brother had moved away brought him back from college in the early '80s. Every now and then, an acquaintance from Henry's prestigious prep school stops by the store, but much of Henry's time is spent in fantasyland, where he is a famous rock musician or the subject of a biography. A romance with Cathy Nicholas, who works at a neighboring coffee shop, is promising, but that, too, peters out. As Henry's temporary leave from college becomes permanent and the years tick by, it seems nothing except the style of pants he sells will change. Until the store goes out of business on wait for it September 10, 2001, and change for Henry promptly ensues. Flock (But I'm Screaming Inside; Me & Emma) fills the flashback-heavy book with cultural touchstones from the era of big hair and unfortunate fashion and manages an optimistic conclusion to Henry's drab story. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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