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Searching for Shackleton

Kenneth Finkelstein

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ISBN 10: 1460219686 / ISBN 13: 9781460219683
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Hardcover. 296 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.8in.Kenneth Finkelsteins first novel is an edgy narrative surging with comic originality and irreverent absurdity. In this introspective saga, trials of conscience ruminate beneath blossoming awareness. This is the story of Sam Shackleton. Sam is on the cusp of middle age, barreling through life, certain he knows it all. Until, that is, an anguished subconscious wakens, nudging him to pull anchor, drive his marriage off a cliff, detonate a lucrative career, and begin his search for meaning at the bottom of a Tibetan singing bowl. Stepping off the dizzy merry-go-round that is his life, Sam embarks on a spiritual journey. Accompanied by a relentless libido, he seeks clarity from a taxi driving angel, pogo stick hopping best friend, narcissistic psychiatrist, his dead grandmother, and a mystic with attitude. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781460219683

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Title: Searching for Shackleton

Publisher: FriesenPress

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Kenneth Finkelstein's first novel is an edgy narrative surging with comic originality and irreverent absurdity. In this introspective saga, trials of conscience ruminate beneath blossoming awareness. This is the story of Sam Shackleton. Sam is on the cusp of middle age, barreling through life, certain he knows it all. Until, that is, an anguished subconscious wakens, nudging him to pull anchor, drive his marriage off a cliff, detonate a lucrative career, and begin his search for meaning at the bottom of a Tibetan singing bowl. Stepping off the dizzy merry-go-round that is his life, Sam embarks on a spiritual journey. Accompanied by a relentless libido, he seeks clarity from a taxi driving angel, pogo stick hopping best friend, narcissistic psychiatrist, his dead grandmother, and a mystic with attitude.

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Searching for Shackleton is a whimsical, sophisticated, witty book that will make readers laugh. Troubled by his subconscious, Sam Shackleton goes on a journey to find meaning to his life. The story of his search is told through conversations with friends, a psychiatrist, taxi driver, street preacher, Tarot reader, Oak tree and a Tibetan singing bowl. It is fun to follow the flow of familiar questions that we have all had in the endless stream of Shackleton's thoughts and contemplations. -Portland Book Review

Shackleton's neuroses and preoccupations, detailed in this stream-of-consciousness manner, may evoke Woody Allen for some readers, though the ultimate reward for his searching-the revelation that the search is the purpose-affords the audience an unexpected hint of hope. Finkelstein's pages are garrulous and philosophical ... there's an underlying charm that will secure reader attention. - Foreword Clarion Reviews

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