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Boomer1

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
"Torday is a singular American writer with a big heart and a real love for the world. He has the rare gift for writing dynamic action scenes while being genuinely funny." - George Saunders

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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Daniel Torday's Boomer1

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Boomer1: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Torday
ISBN: 1-250-19179-3 / 978-1-250-19179-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Boomer1: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Torday
ISBN: 1-250-21477-7 / 978-1-250-21477-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Boomer1: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Torday
ISBN: 1-250-30067-3 / 978-1-250-30067-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Boomer1: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Torday
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Boomer1: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Torday
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Boomer1: A Novel
Author(s): Daniel Torday
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA