The Red Lobster chain restaurant perched in the far corner of a run-down American mall 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 a near-mutinous staff and the final onslaught of hungry retirees, lunatics and office parties. All the while, he's wondering how to handle the waitress he's still in love with, what to do about his pregnant girlfriend and where to find the Christmas present that will make everything better.
Stewart O'Nan has been called 'the bard of the working class', and Last Night at the Lobster is a masterclass of precision and empathy.
Stewart O'Nan is the author of sixteen novels, including City of Secrets, West of Sunset and The Odds, as well as several works of non-fiction, including, with Stephen King, the bestselling Faithful. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh where he lives with his family.