From the concatenation of your NPR book review, a bad habit of eating two large Cadbury milk chocolate bars with almonds for lunch, and the $365 mega-million jackpot … an epiphany! Instead of the candy bar and other junk food, I substituted mega-millions lottery tickets (I know, not everyone approves of this, but it has worked for me). For awhile, it was a very expensive transition. But here I am, as of yesterday, forty pounds lighter and going strong (alas, no richer). Months after the book review, I finally did buy your book. Thank you!
won the Fabri Literary Prize for his first novel, The Great Days (New Harbinger, 2008). His second novel, Cinnamon and Gunpowder (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013) was called "Food porn and rip-roaring pirate adventure..." by NPR Book Review.
NPR Book Review of "The Shallows"