“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 . . .