A Boy’s Book of Nervous Breakdowns : Stories by Tom Paine
English | Fiction/Classics | Series: N/A | 3.0 MB
A stark reminder of the challenges and resultant anxiety facing a global society, “A Boy’s Book of Nervous Breakdowns” depicts the simultaneously dreamlike and brutally real experience of witnessing contemporary political and environmental catastrophes. Paine approaches the second U.S. invasion of Iraq through the eyes of a CBS radio journalist and her desperate Iraqi translator as they report the opening months of the attack and dodge danger with a newborn in tow. In other stories, a father blames global warming for the drowning death of his daughter and journeys by horseback across the last of the Montana glaciers; a Japanese reggae band struggles under the radioactive umbrella of the Fukushima nuclear disaster; and a genius at Goldman Sachs invents a money-making algorithm, then ends his days with a tribe of headhunters in the Amazon.