How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive

by Christopher Boucher

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive

Paperback, 239 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $15 | purchase

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In an alternative world where inanimate objects talk and words are given new meaning, a father struggles to save his ailing son, a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle, while looking into his father's death.

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It's hard being a single dad — especially when your son is a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle. When I read the tagline, I knew I had to read this book. It's strange and weird and wonderful — wonderful because the weirdness is firmly grounded by solid emotion and character development. Christopher Boucher's prose pushes boundaries, but with elegance and follow-through. He nudges you to rethink the meaning of a word or a stock phrase, engaging you in a way that makes reading the book a kind of

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