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By Chris Bachelder

A quiet journey de strength, Chris Bachelder’s Abbott Awaits transforms the standard into the intense, startlingly depicting the serious and poignant demanding situations of a weak, ingenious father as he lives his daily American existence.

In Abbott we see a modern day Sisyphus: he's the exhausted father of a full of life two-year outdated, the ruminative husband of a pregnant insomniac, and the pressured proprietor of a terrified puppy. faced through a flooded basement, a damaged fridge, a urine-soaked carpet, and a literal snake within the woodpile, Abbott endures the sweetness and hopelessness of every second, frequently whereas considering evolutionary historical past, altruism, or the passage of time.

An expectant father and collage instructor on summer time holiday, Abbott tackles the agonizing chores of every day, laboring for peace in his family and suffering to maintain his daughter fresh and satisfied, all whereas staving off a terror of failure as a mum or dad, or even as a man or woman. As he cleans motor vehicle seats, forgets to use solar block, clips his dog’s nails, attire his daughter out of season, and makes unsuccessful furniture-buying journeys together with his spouse, his brain performs out an unrelenting sequence of paradoxical reflections. Abbott’s pensive self-doubt involves a head in the future in past due June as he cleans vomited raspberries out of his daughter’s motor vehicle seat and realizes: “The following propositions are either precise: (A) Abbott wouldn't, given the chance, swap one major part of his lifestyles, yet (B) Abbott can't stand his life.”

Composed of small moments of household ask yourself and terror, Abbott Awaits is an enthralling tale of misadventure, anxiousness, and the typical battles and triumphs of parenthood.

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