"At the time I first encountered Fred, two lives had been put behind me--an institutional one and a personal one. I was a bachelor of forty-four, living alone in a brown frame bungalow on the edge of town. Because it was in this house that the first encounter with Fred took place, I will give you the address: 3086 N.W. 14th Street. Last year I went back to see if it was still there. It was."
Thomas Hanna's only novel is a deeply personal exploration of the somatic realm, containing elements of humor, somatic philosophy, and wonder as the dialogue with the enigmatic Fred unfolds.