Extraordinary Adventures: A Novel

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, May 30, 2017 - Fiction - 288 pages

Edsel Bronfman works as a junior executive shipping clerk for an importer of Korean flatware. He lives in a seedy neighborhood and spends his free time with his spirited mother. Things happen to other people, and Bronfman knows it. Until, that is, he gets a call from operator 61217 telling him that he’s won a free weekend at a beachfront condo in Destin, Florida. But there’s a catch: the offer is intended for a couple, and Bronfman has only seventy-nine days to find someone to take with him.

The phone call jolts Bronfman into motion, initiating a series of truly extraordinary adventures as he sets out to find a companion for his weekend getaway. Open at last to the possibilities of life, Bronfman now believes that anything can happen. And it does.

A large-hearted and optimistic novel, Extraordinary Adventures is the latest from the New York Times bestselling Daniel Wallace.

 

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User Review  - bogopea - LibraryThing

A male version of "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine". I recommend both. In this book Edsel Bronfman lives a very regulated life of home, work, visiting mom. He gets a phone call claiming he has 79 ... Read full review

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User Review  - TomDonaghey - LibraryThing

EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES by Daniel Wallace is a strange, funny, weird and surprisingly likable book by the author of BIG FISH. I have not read anything else by Mr. Wallace, but I did see the movie ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
18
Section 4
21
Section 5
31
Section 6
36
Section 7
39
Section 8
54
Section 26
189
Section 27
193
Section 28
197
Section 29
204
Section 30
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Section 31
217
Section 32
229
Section 33
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Section 46
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Section 47
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Section 48
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DANIEL WALLACE the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he directs the Creative Writing Program. He is the author of the novels Big Fish, Ray in Reverse, The Watermelon King, Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician, and The Kings and Queens of Roam.

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