Last Night at the Lobster
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: November 2007
Duration: 3 hours 50 minutes
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.
“A rueful mood piece from prolific, eclectic O’Nan about the closing of a chain restaurant…Very low-key, but haunting and quietly provocative.”--Kirkus Reviews