Description of WANT NOT
From the critically acclaimed author of Dear American Airlines,
a compulsively readable, deeply human novel that charts the course of
three intersecting lives—a freegan couple living off the grid in
Manhattan, a once prominent linguist struggling with midlife, and a New
Jersey debt-collection magnate with a new family and a second chance at
getting things right—in a thoroughly contemporary examination of that
most basic and unquenchable emotion: want.
An avid hunter and angler, Jonathan Miles has been Field & Stream magazine’s “Wild Chef” columnist since 2004. He is also the author of the novel Dear American Airlines, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and has been translated into six languages. His next novel, Want Not, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A former columnist for the New York Times and a contributing editor to several national magazines, Miles’s journalism has been selected for inclusion numerous times in the annual Best American Sports Writing and Best American Crime Writing anthologies. A competitor in the 2005 Dakar Rally, a 6,000-mile off-road race from Barcelona, Spain to Dakar, Senegal, Miles re-joined the 2012 Dakar Rally as part of the support crew for his former racing partner.
A former longtime resident of Oxford, Mississippi, he currently lives with his family in rural New Jersey.