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The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac

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The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac

In the spirit of Nick Hornby and Tom Perrotta comes a smart, funny debut from novelist Kris D’Agostino about a disillusioned young man whose fledgling leap from post-adolescence to adulthood lands him back in an already overburdened family nest. In The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac (On Sale: March 20th, 2012) D’Agostino introduces his readers to Calvin, a twenty-four year-old film school dropout living at home again and working at a preschool for autistic kids. Being a teaching assistant certainly isn’t his dream job. And life at home isn’t peachy either: his insufferable go-getter older brother is also living there, as is his seventeen year old sister, who has just confided to Cal that she’s pregnant --- and plans to keep the baby.

Meanwhile, Calvin’s father, a career pilot, is temporarily grounded due to cancer and is now obsessed with his mortality. As if that weren’t enough family drama to give someone an ulcer, Calvin’s ever-stalwart mother is crumbling under the pressure of mounting bills and the imminent loss of their Sleepy Hollow, NY home.

It’s difficult enough trying to figure out the next step in life but when your own family throws endless obstacles in your path, how are you expected to move forward? The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac is not only buoyantly fun but often very, very funny. With advance praise from authors such as Charles Yu (Highly entertaining and surprisingly moving”), David Gates (“A sharp and poignant sketch of a generation searching for self-definition in a new century”) and Brock Clarke (He's clearly someone we should be listening to, someone whose fiction we'll be reading for years to come”), this engrossing contemporary tale of a loopy (but loving!) family and Calvin Moretti --- a marvelously oddball antihero who really wants to do the right thing --- will certainly charm your heart.

The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac
by Kris D'Agostino

  • Publication Date: March 20, 2012
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN-10: 1565129512
  • ISBN-13: 9781565129511