“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 . . .