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It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought nine years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to find calm in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour.

“Hard to put down . . . Demands sympathy, admiration, and attention . . . The details about Salinger are fascinating . . . What this book is really about, though, is not Salinger, but Rakoff; a coming-of-age tale of a young writer . . . Irresistible.”-The Sunday Times


Book cover design by Roy Kuhlman for The Brute and other Farces by Anton Chekhov. New York: Grove Press, 1958. Via Crossett Library

Point Counter-Point | Aldous Huxley ●彡

What happens when you wake up thinking it is 10 years earlier - and you have three kids, you're getting divorced, and you're actually ten years older? Entertaining.

The Paris Review 45 Winter 68'

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry

The Tao of Nature - Cover design by Phil Baines