Going to See the Elephant (Paperback)
January 2009 Indie Next List
“Slater Brown arrives in San Francisco with dreams of writing the great American novel. However, fate has different ideas, handing Slater the ability to find great stories and restore a newspaper to its former glory. Throw in a beautiful woman and a mad scientist, and you have a debut novel that's hilarious, unpredictable, and lovely.”
— Meaghan Leenaarts, Island Bookstore, Corolla, NC
Rodes Fishburne's highly praised, delightfully whimsical sweet, comic ("USA TODAY") first novel is about a young, wide-eyed, innocent writer and his adventures in San Francisco.
WHAT IF WE TOLD YOU YOU RE ABOUT TO READ?
. . . an adventure story, a love story, a story about growing up ? ?
He got the idea for the novel from a ferocious thunderstorm in Alaska that trapped him in a tent for twenty-one days with only a pair of headphones and a Walkman radio
You ll understand when you read the book
BECAUSE A SMALL POCKET RADIO TRANSFORMS OUR MAIN CHARACTER FROM THE GREATEST UNKNOWN WRITER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD . . . TO THE MOST POWERFUL NEWSPAPERMAN ON THE WEST COAST.
So is it any wonder the story was selected for the San Francisco Chronicle's Notable Books and the Denver Post's Editor's Pick ? Or for that matter, Amazon's Best Books of the Month, the Indie Next List, The Week magazine's Must Reads, and San Francisco magazine's Hot List ?
IS IT ROMANTIC, YOU ASK? CLEVER? MAGICAL? IT S ALL OF THOSE, WE D SAY. IN FACT . . .
About the Author
Rodes Fishburne has been published in the "New Yorker", the "New York Times", "San Francisco Chronicle Magazine", and "Forbes ASAP", where he was the editor of the acclaimed "Big Issue," an annual magazine of literary essays from leading writers and thinkers. He is a member of the Grotto, a San Francisco writers' collective. "Going to See the Elephant "is his first novel.