Daniel Gumbiner - The Boatbuilder
Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction.
At 28 yrs old, Eli "Berg" Koenigsberg has never encountered a challenge he couldn't push through, until a head injury leaves him with a weakness for opiates. The Boatbuilder, by Daniel Gumbiner follows Berg as he moves to a remote Northern California town. Addled by addiction and chronic pain, Berg meets Alejandro, a reclusive, master boatbuilder, and begins to see a path forward.