Paul Tinas is wasting away in the desert, away from his family, drowning in loss and death. It's a comedy.
Paul Tinas, a one-time up and coming writer, is adrift in the desert town of Reservations. He has not written a word in years, but a death in the family might change that. He is bidden back into the city of Los Angeles to write the eulogy of his dying, but still alive, grandmother. Paul's ex-wife and their shared pains await there too. Along the way, he laughs, sings, cries, does his fair share of killing himself and throws himself at an end. Any end will do.
All that is written is a eulogy...and this is no different. The story is told in shifting styles which mirror the rhythms of Paul's perceptions and make us realize that the things we think of least just might motivate us most.
If you would like to only read a chapter or two: how about 3, 4 or 6...