Last Night at the Lobster Author:Stewart O'Nan Perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall, the Red Lobster hasn't been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift. — With four shopping days left until Christmas, Manny must convince his near-mutinous staff to hunker down and serve the final onslaugh... more »t of hungry retirees, lunatics, and holiday office parties. All the while, he's wondering how to handle the waitress he's still in love with, his pregnant girlfriend at home, and where to find the present that will make everything better.
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A sad but beautiful story, with real people in an all too real situation. My late husband would have loved it too - he was in the fast food business and this book brought to mind many of the stories he told me about adventures in running a restaurant.