“A Generation X call-to-arms about facing mid-life on our own terms with the unique heart that beats inside us all . . . Poignant, honest, and funny as hell.” —The Huffington Post
When his bicycle is intentionally run off the road by a neighbor’s SUV, something snaps in Bob Coffin. Modern suburban life has been getting him down and this is the last straw. To avoid following in his own father’s missteps, Bob is suddenly desperate to reconnect with his wife and his distant, distracted children. And he’s looking for any guidance he can get.
Bob soon learns that the wisest words come from the most unexpected places, from characters that are always more than what they appear to be: a magician/marriage counselor, a fast-food drive-thru attendant/phone-sex operator, and a janitor/guitarist of a French KISS cover band. Can these disparate voices inspire Bob to fight for his family? To fight for his place in the world?
A call-to-arms for those who have ever felt beaten down by life, Fight Song is a quest for happiness in a world in which we are increasingly losing control. It is an exciting novel by one of the most surprising and original writers of his generation.
“A whimsical, madcap, delightfully depraved fable for our age.” —Jonathan Evison, New York Times bestselling author
“For its irreverent beat, relentless energy, and sharp, funny characters, Fight Song may as well be titled ‘Battle Cry.'” —The Rumpus
“Mohr . . . brings a dollop of David Sedaris–like humor to the pathos . . . It’s a surprisingly sweet, rollicking tribute to anyone who’s ever needed a fight song to fight back.” —Booklist