One Potato Review
Magnificent. Try to ignore the blandness of the title, which speaks more to the modesty of these characters than the author’s aspirations. There’s a divorce somewhere in the background here, still this is a story determined to look at the simple, even ritual acts of putting something back together – a hot dog, a movie, the library – rather than lingering on whatever broke it. “This is my Dad!” blurts the boy to no one in particular on the train heading out. Unblinkingly hopeful.