The Enthusiast: A Novel by Charlie HaasThe Enthusiast: A Novel by Charlie Haas

The Enthusiast: A Novel

byCharlie Haas

Paperback | May 26, 2009

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Henry Bay has his own America going. If there's an offbeat interest or extreme sport that's poised to sweep the nation, chances are there's a magazine for its enthusiasts, and chances are also good that Henry has worked there. He's a modern nomad, associate-editing his way from state to state, exploring the small worlds that make up modern America from Spelunk to Ice Climbing, to Cozy, The Magazine of Tea.

But those are other people's interests—Henry's still looking for his own enthusiasm. He ends up finding more than he ever imagined in this energetic, hilarious debut novel from a surprising and promising new voice.

Charlie Haas's writing has appeared inEsquire,New West,The Threepenny Review, andWet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, among many other journals. His screenwriting credits includeOver the Edge,Gremlins 2, andMatinee. He lives in Oakland with his wife, the writer and editor B. K. Moran.
Title:The Enthusiast: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:May 26, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061711829

ISBN - 13:9780061711824


Editorial Reviews

“As impossible to categorize as it is to put down. THE ENTHUSIAST occupies a smart, weirdly fascinating, sometimes laugh-out-loud, ever soulful universe all its own. As close to perfect as any first novel should ever be allowed to be.”