Waiting for the Man

By Arjun Basu

Waiting for the Man
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A surreal journey of a man who is searching for purpose and for happiness

Joe, a 36-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York agency, feels disillusioned with his life. He starts dreaming of a mysterious man, seeing him on the street, and hearing his voice. Joe decides ... Read more


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A surreal journey of a man who is searching for purpose and for happiness

Joe, a 36-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York agency, feels disillusioned with his life. He starts dreaming of a mysterious man, seeing him on the street, and hearing his voice. Joe decides to listen to the Man and so he waits on his stoop, day and night, for instructions. A local reporter takes notice, and soon Joe has become a story, a media sensation, the centre of a storm. When the Man tells Joe to “go west,” he does, in search of meaning.

Waiting for the Man is a compelling and visceral story about the struggle to find something more in life, told in two interwoven threads — Joe at the beginning of his journey in Manhattan, and at the end of it as he finds new purpose on a ranch in Montana under the endless sky. This edition includes a bonus BackLit section with a reader’s guide, Q&A with the author, and more.

Arjun Basu

Arjun Basu was born and bred in Montreal. He was editor in chief of enRoute between 2001 and 2007. He continues to live in Montreal, with his wife and son, and his life is as squishy as anyone else’s.

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