Ditch is a subversive, compelling portrait of a young man's plunge into adulthood, set in Toronto, Buffalo and the suburbs of Maryland. Niedzviecki's prose quickly dumps you into the head of Ditch, awkward, aimless, endearing — still living with his mom, driving a delivery van to get by — and into the rather more complicated mind, diary, e-mail and website of a young runaway who moves into the upstairs apartment. Debs is beautiful, tortured and much projected upon, largely because of the kind of pictures of herself she puts up on her website. Both she and Ditch are searching for absent pasts and possible futures, and Debs is on the run from something particularly nasty.
Ditch is a sudden stumble into an instantly recognizable, constantly shifting, unforgettable world where everything happens through the filters of memory and modems.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Hal Niedzviecki's Hello I'm Special is one example after another of the ways in which today's common man attempts to become a part of the pop culture landscape. His claim is that society has grown ... Read full review
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Eh, I bought this book without really looking though it, and honestly it's not riviting, I never got through it. The concept is up my ally, the excecution is disappointing. Read full review