Extraordinary Adventures by Daniel Wallace
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“Extraordinary Adventures” is a thoughtful, poignant story of love and life, a deft bildungsroman depicting one man’s detour from the humdrum in order to embrace the possibilities that he never suspected he might want. A strong (as usual) offering from Daniel Wallace.
-The Maine Edge

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Edsel Bronfman works as a junior executive shipping clerk for an importer of Korean flatware. He lives in a seedy neighborhood and spends his free time with his spirited mother. Things happen to other people, and Bronfman knows it. Until, that is, he gets a call from operator 61217 telling him that he’s won a free weekend at a beachfront condo in Destin, Florida. But there’s a catch: the offer is intended for a couple, and Bronfman has only seventy-nine days to find someone to take with him.

The phone call jolts Bronfman into motion, initiating a series of truly extraordinary adventures as he sets out to find a companion for his weekend getaway. Open at last to the possibilities of life, Bronfman now believes that anything can happen. And it does.

A large-hearted and optimistic novel, Extraordinary Adventures is the latest from the New York Times bestselling Daniel Wallace.

 

About Daniel Wallace

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Daniel Wallace is the author of five novels. His first, Big Fish, was made into a motion picture of the same name by Tim Burton in 2003, and a musical version is coming to Broadway in 2013. He is a contributing editor to Garden & Gun magazine and is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he teaches and directs the Creative Writing Program. Visit his website at DanielWallace.org.
 
Published May 30, 2017 by St. Martin's Press. 336 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Ann Leary on Jun 02 2017

Daniel Wallace is one of those rare, wonderful writers who make it look easy. You find yourself chortling and sometimes laughing aloud as you breeze through his novels, which makes it possible to overlook the artistry and expertise that render his characters so vivid and his plots so engaging.

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The Maine Edge

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Reviewed by Allen Adams on May 31 2017

“Extraordinary Adventures” is a thoughtful, poignant story of love and life, a deft bildungsroman depicting one man’s detour from the humdrum in order to embrace the possibilities that he never suspected he might want. A strong (as usual) offering from Daniel Wallace.

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