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YOU comma Idiot

byHarris, Doug

Paperback | February 17, 2012

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Winner, Quiddity Award for Best Book Trailer

Shortlisted, Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and QWF First Book Prize

"You're the kind of guy who falls in love after one date."

Marginalized and alienated, perennial fuck-up Lee Goodstone is a resounding zero: a low-rent hash-dealer with delusions of inadequacy. He's content to while away the hours of his life drinking, smoking, hanging out, playing the occasional game of hockey, and generally ignoring the world outside his tiny neighbourhood.

But Lee's near-idyllic existence is about to grind into second gear. His friend Henry has been accused of kidnapping and Lee's been cornered by the local media. Another friend has decided to shoehorn his way into Lee's drug business. And he's just made it with his best friend's girlfriend. Clearly, Lee needs a Plan B — not easy for a guy who long ago decided that the correct plan of action is to have no plan at all.

A hip, comedic novel, Doug Harris's YOU comma Idiot is a dark, demented, deeply delightful excursion into youthful alienation and ennui.

In his teens, Doug Harris unloaded watermelon trucks from Florida and disposed of corpses at an animal hospital. Then, in his twenties, he got through film school by working night shifts as a hospital orderly — once again transporting dead bodies. Though it was hard to leave the cadavers behind, at 24 Doug co-wrote and directed the fea...
Title:YOU comma IdiotFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.53 × 0.85 inPublished:February 17, 2012Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864926685

ISBN - 13:9780864926685

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The slacker novel of the decade. Marginalized and alienated, perennial fuck-up Lee Goodstone is a resounding zero: a small-time hash-dealing slacker with no ambition about where his life isn't going. One morning, Honey, his best friend's girlfriend, inexplicably jumps into bed with him. Then another friend, Henry, is accused of kidnapping a teenaged girl no one knew he was seeing. Lee gets embroiled in the mêlee, finds himself making flip remarks to the media, and his mediocre existence officially spirals out of control. Told in the second person, YOU comma Idiot is a laugh-out-loud flight on the wings of the protagonist. The roller-coaster ride of a plot leads at breakneck speed to places even Lee can't anticipate."You can wait for years for a writer like Doug Harris to come along. This guy is worth the wait." — Brad Smith, author, Red Means Run