Rontel is the story of one man's odyssey through Chicago. Follow him as he attempts to go to his last day of work. Follow him through the subway as he considers stealing chips from a dancing baby. Find him being threatened by a homeless man holding board games. Take his hand as he considers building a hydraulic cocoon for his cat out of a complimentary duffel bag. Walk the streets of Uptown as a cop-killer takes hostages to the roof of an apartment building. Meet his friends. Just kidding! Follow him to his neighbor's apartment where he gets paid in pumpkin pie to watch a baby. Follow him through through the dull pains of never quite becoming an adult. Sit back, laugh, smile, hold your breath, because not even he knows how it ends.
Rontel is Knut Hamsun's Hunger for the Millennial generation. Joe Meno, author of Office Girl, says the novel "perfectly captures the odd paradise that is Chicago, with all its gloriously odd and wonderful people."
novella chicago Language: English / Published: 14 July 2013
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