The Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan

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Managing a failed seafood restaurant in a run-down New England mall just before Christmas, Manny DeLeon coordinates a challenging final shift of mutinous staff members; an effort that is complicated by his love for a waitress, a pregnant girlfriend, and an elusive holiday gift.

For other contemporary novels that take place in “real time,” check these out:

The 25th Hour by David Benioff

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

Saturday by Ian McEwan

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