Panorama City by Antoine Wilson

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This is a book that requires a certain devotion to its narrator, and Oppen Porter's insights don't quite command it.
-LA Times

Synopsis

Oppen Porter thinks he’s dying. (He’s not.)

From his hospital bed, with tape recorder in hand, he unspools his tale for the benefit of his unborn son, the tale of his forty-day journey from innocence to experience, from self-described “slow absorber” to man of the world.

This is his “astonishing,”* “laugh-aloud funny,”** “crisp,”*** “delightful,”**** “indelible”***** story.

*Los Angeles Review of Books
**Cleveland Plain Dealer
***San Francisco Chronicle
****Shelf Awareness
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About Antoine Wilson

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ANTOINE WILSON is the author of the novel The Interloper and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is a contributing editor of A Public Space and lives and surfs in Los Angeles. Visit www.antoinewilson.com.
 
Published September 25, 2012 by Mariner Books. 305 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Adam Ross on Dec 21 2012

It isn’t spoiling anything to say that Oppen finishes his tale just as morning arrives. And, like Oppen, the reader concludes his story feeling something akin to joy.

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LA Times

Below average
Reviewed by August Brown on Oct 07 2012

This is a book that requires a certain devotion to its narrator, and Oppen Porter's insights don't quite command it.

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