Last night at the Lobster
|Format:||Book on CD 2007|
|Availability:||Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies|
Manny DeLeon, manager of a soon defunct Red Lobster, is as dedicated of an employee as they come. Nonetheless, corporate has slated his restaurant for closing, and he must rally his waiters and waitresses into showing up for work on their last night, even though they know they won't have a job the next day. In the midst of also grappling with his love for one of the waitresses, and finding the perfect Christmas gift for his pregnant girlfriend, Manny begins to unravel.
A Bittersweet Tale of Work and Love from One of ?America's Best Young Novelists? (Granta). Perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall, the Red Lobster hasn't been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift. With four shopping days left until Christmas, Manny must convince his near-mutinous staff to hunker down and serve the final onslaught of hungry retirees, lunatics, and holiday office parties. All the while, he's wondering how to handle the waitress he's still in love with, his pregnant girlfriend at home, and where to find the present that will make everything better. Presented unabridged on 4 CDs.
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Restaurants -- Employees -- Fiction.
Connecticut -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| North Kingstown, RI :BBC Audiobooks America,2007
BBC Audiobooks America.
Read by Jonathan Davis.
3 audio discs (3 hr., 50 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.