A startlingly original voice announces itself in these award-winning stories. College students, recent graduates and their parents work at Denny's, volunteer at a library in suburban Florida, attend satanic ska/punk concerts, eat Chinese food with the homeless and visit the same Japanese restaurant in Manhattan thrice in two sleepless days, all while yearning for love, a better kind of love, or something better than love, things which - much like the Loch Ness monster - they know probably do not exist but are rumored to exist and therefore 'good enough'.
"Tao Lin writes from moods that less radical writers would let pass--from laziness, from vacancy, from boredom. And it turns out that his report from these places is moving and necessary, not to mention frequently hilarious."
--Miranda July, author of "No One Belongs Here More Than You"