March 8, 2011
March 8, 2011
A funny and endearing novel about the comforts of a never-ending adolescence and the glories of Guinness.
For Rodney Poole, a friendly and unassuming lover of clever wordplay and television sports of all stripes, Boyle's Irish Pub is a haven of good cheer, pleasantly pointless conversation, elaborate jokes, heated trivia contests, well-poured pints, and familiar faces. The pressures and demands of the outside world hold no sway there- the crowd at Boyle's is his family, and with family all sins are forgiven.
But reality cannot be kept at bay forever, and now Rodney's best friend and partner in inertia, Keith, is getting married and moving to Chicago. Since Rodney has for the most part enjoyed his bachelorhood vicariously through Keith, the prospect of being single, middle-aged, unemployed, and without his pal to while away the nights with is causing Rodney to rethink—or rather, create—his priorities.
When Keith introduces him to the lovely Mairead (rhymes with parade), a cheerful career woman who seems to enjoy his bad puns, ambitionless nature, and love of literature, Rodney can spy an honorable path to grown-up-hood at last. But a series of comic mishaps jeopardize his budding relationship with Mairead, his friendship with Keith, and most serious of all, his place on a barstool in the idyllic world of Boyle's.
From the Hardcover edition.
Rodney Poole loves reading, wordplay, and the local pub more than anything else in life. His ambitions go no further than the next pint of Guinness, literary trivia, or a barroom prank, but with his drinking buddy Keith about to embark for Chicago and marriage, Poole suddenly finds himself faced with the possibility of finding a job and maybe even falling in love. A breezy, comic novel from sports journalist Steve Rushin, PINT MAN has the aimless but amusing air of a long conversation with an over-educated drunk.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Conflicts + Dualities, Humorous Fiction, Love + Relationships + Sex, Settings, Medicine + Health, Literary
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Steve Rushin
- Online Item #: 13304141
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-61-9465
- ISBN: 9780767931830
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported