Having spent most of his life medicated, electroshocked, and institutionalized, Jerome Coe finds himself homeless on the coldest night of the century — and so, with nowhere else to go, he accepts a ride out of New England from an old love's ex-girlfriend. It doesn't quite work out, but he makes it to New Orleans, and a new life — complete with a bandaged hand, world-champion grilled-cheese sandwic...
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: McSweeney's (December 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 8.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1623997
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