Ultimately, choosing whether to sit or get off the pot is the most difficult decision to make. That is, in sum, the conundrum that Dan Brown, the central protagonist of Counselor, is forced to confront, both literally and figuratively. As the story begins, Dan, a young New York attorney, sits on the toilet in his office’s sterile bathroom, only to be suddenly confronted and belittled by burly Mr. Tubman -- his brutal, antagonistic boss -- in this most private of locales.The plot unravels as this character continues to sit on the toilet after the rebuke, alone and contemplating the choices he has made. We get to know him and his story, complete with tumultuous love affairs, devastating heart break, drug addiction, betrayal and family destruction. Set partially in Manhattan and partially in fictitious suburb Garden Hills, New York, Counselor offers a gritty insight into modern day disillusionment, filled to the brim with compelling characters, edgy metaphors and vivid imagery
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Published September 15, 2000
Literature & Fiction.