Oppen Porter thinks he’s dying. (He’s not.)
From his hospital bed, with tape recorder in hand, he unspools his tale for the benefit of his unborn son, the tale of his forty-day journey from innocence to experience, from self-described “slow absorber” to man of the world.
This is his “astonishing,”* “laugh-aloud funny,”** “crisp,”*** “delightful,”**** “indelible”***** story.
*Los Angeles Review of Books
**Cleveland Plain Dealer
***San Francisco Chronicle
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ReidHC - LibraryThing
When one grows up insulated and with not much world experience, you would assume that the world will both be an oyster and possibly swallow that person whole at the same time. I personally can’t say ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Capybara_99 - LibraryThing
The first person story of Oppen Porter, narrated as tapes to leave to his child before the child's birth, mostly telling the story of Open's time in the big city, "Panorama City." Oppen calls himself ... Read full review