Traveling Sprinkler ($26.95) is a new novel by bestselling author Nicholson Baker. Readers are reintroduced to feckless but hopeful hero Paul Chowder, whose struggle to get his life together is reflected in his steadfast desire to write a pop song, or a protest song, or both at once.
Nicholson Baker is the author of nine novels, including The Anthologist, Vox, and The Fermata, and five works of nonfiction, including Human Smoke and Double Fold (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award). He lives in Maine with his family.
Paul Chowder, the poet protagonist of Nicholson Baker's widely acclaimed novel "The Anthologist," is turning fifty-five and missing his ex-girlfriend, Roz, rather desperately.