Chuck Wachtel Joe the Engineer

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Joe the Engineer

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Joe once dreamed of being an engineer, but at 27, he is a Vietnam vet, husband, meter reader, and resident of the same Queens neighborhood in which he was born and raised. Caught between the absurdity of life and his need to be significant, Joe strives for salvation from a life of futility. A critically acclaimed novel of working-class life, available for the first time in paperback.

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Poet Wachtel turned to fiction with this fanfare-for-the-common-man first novel (LJ 1/15/83), which won the Pen/Hemingway Citation. The plot follows the dreary existence of protagonist Joe, a 27-year-old Vietnam vet, who, despite his nickname of the title, reads water meters in Brooklyn and Queens. As his marriage dissolves, Joe fears he is just another nameless nobody in a world of nameless nobodys; just another Joe among countless others.
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