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