Tepper Isn’t Going Out by Calvin Trillin

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  • “Tepper Isn’t Going Out is a jewel of a book. Achingly funny in a bone dry New York kind of way, Trillin writes with warmth and urbanity about mailing lists, alternate side parking and life’s small pleasures. It is without doubt the great American parking novel.” – Catherine O’Flynn
    “Good for smiles, guffaws, and sometimes laughter that brings tears” – The Boston Globe

    Synopsis: For Murray Tepper it’s not about the journey, it’s about the parking spot! With the expert knowledge of a seasoned New York parker, Tepper hunts down much sought-after spaces, parks up, reads his newspaper and dismisses other hassled drivers who are desperate to nab his spot – despite their frustration Tepper isn’t going out!

    With rumours of his strange behaviour circulating, the local media and Manhattan’s intrigued citizens soon become convinced that Murray Tepper is doing something far more radical and meaningful than simply reading the paper and a bizarre revolution begins to take shape with Tepper cast as its unlikely hero.

    Fantastically funny and offbeat, Tepper Isn’t Going Out is a cosmopolitan novel about a seemingly straightforward man who, in his search for a quiet life and a beautiful spot, attracts the attention of an entire city.

    About the Author: Missouri-born Calvin Trillin has written for Time and The Nation, and has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1963. In addition to his many reportorial articles Trillin is the author of twenty-nine books including food-writing, humour, verse, memoir and fiction. Like Murray Tepper, Calvin Trillin is a parking aficionado. In 1964 he co-edited the one-off issue of Beautiful Spot: A Magazine of Parking – the second is yet to appear. Trillin cites production difficulties.

    Publication date: October 29th, 2015
    Price: £9.99

    Available from Mr B’s Emporium and all good high street bookshops.