In Balloon Dog, the wistful, imaginative, disarmingly funny new novel from veteran ghostwriter Daniel Paisner. It’s a brazen art heist pushes our protagonists to reflect on the choices they’ve made in their lives… and, the ones that have been made for them. Set in the near-present, in the post-Trump/pre-COVID spring and fall of 2018, the story turns on the ill-conceived the of a high-end Jeff Koons sculpture, lied in plain site from its perch beside a luxurious mountain home in Park City, Utah, and follows the musings and misadventures of a would-be writer in midlife crises and the would-be art thief behind the ill-conception. A darkly comic tale of longing and legacy and letting go, the novel asks readers to consider what it means to leave a mark, and what it takes to be swept up in the same currents that move almost everyone else-and, to reflect on the places we make in our lives for art and connection.
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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