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Harry Ducharme is on the finish of his rope. Booze and undesirable judgements have taken him from the A-list of speak radio popularity right down to a tiny cinder-block station, WWHD, in St. Augustine, Florida. He talks, in most cases to himself, from 10 PM to two AM. uncertain anyone is listening, examining books and poetry that he likes, now not being concerned if a person consents with him, taking part in golden-oldies from the Sixties, and pondering how he obtained there. notably, he s confident he isn't an exceptional guy. Then, as a storm kilos north Florida, Harry will get a customer. An previous black guy who calls himself Peter Prophet, asserting the approaching arrival of a brand new baby of God. Harry is a section skeptical. Harry is surrounded by way of women and men with their very own burdens to hold. Captain Jack Tunnel is the morning host, extra right-wing than Rush, with a cranky parrot co-host named Jimmy Buffett, yet who additionally has a gradual mystery existence. Nora James is the mysterious cooking girl who announces from her domestic kitchen, yet whom no one has ever visible. Harry falls in love with Nora due to her voice and spends his first yr on the town searching for her, basically to find that her whereabouts are a communal mystery, printed basically to a decide upon few. Carlos Friedmann has the two 6 AM slot, a fourth-generation Jewish Cuban who can't converse Spanish, yet whose strong point is to broadcast faux interviews with Fidel Castro. Harry's function within the newborn s arrival ultimately turns into intertwined with politics, Iraq, September 11, old-time faith, and vintage American literature from writers like Flannery O'Connor and Emily Dickinson, in addition to the song of Harry Chapin. a superb guy is often difficult to discover, yet Harry Ducharme ultimately succeeds as he meets the recent baby of God in a last and unforgettable scene of demise and redemption.

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