Aging widower Russ Lanaker knows he doesn't know his neighbors - but when he finds out one of them was a witness to, and career expert on, the strange UFO phenomenon known as the Phoenix Lights, he realizes that's a situation he'd like to change. What follows is an odyssey out of his air-conditioned comfort zone, through the sun-baked Arizona suburbs, and onto the franchise-lined (and not-so-great) American road.
In an existential style reminiscent of Don DeLillo, but with the humor and heart of a Coen Brothers film, Alex Higley takes us along as Russ strikes out in search of knowledge about an alien encounter, and perhaps something far more bizarre - genuine human connection.
This book really surprised me. I'd heard good things, but it's absolutely awesome. The narrator really blew the material out of the park. Loved every second of it.
Engaging, moving story. Couldn't stop listening. Was bummed when it ended. Awesome narration from Jim D. Johnston.