What if the whole world just stopped working one day? Before the Arrest hit, Sandy Duplessis had a pretty good life as a screenwriter in L.A. Now he lives in Maine, calls himself Journeyman, and delivers organic food grown by his sister Maddy. But in this novel by the author of The Fortress of Solitude, someone from Sandy's past comes bursting into their lives in an incredible nuclear powered tunnel-digger. Peter Todbaum, an old college friend and Hollywood mogul, has spent the time since the Arrest smashing his way across the country, his motives entirely unclear. It seems Peter wants to produce one more extravaganza—whatever he's up to, it may fall to Journeyman to stop him.
"There are all of the expected and welcome pleasures of reading Lethem: his intellect, dialogue and wry humor…. [This novel] is inventive, entertaining and superbly written."—NYTBR