- ISBN 9781847992444 / 1847992447
- Title The Insurmountable Malaise of Man
- Author Joe Lewis
- Category Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2008
- Pages 304
- Publisher Lulu.com
- Imprint Lulu.com
- Language English
- Dimensions 152mm x 17mm x 229mm
Fight or flight? Brains or brawn? How do you move forward when intimate knowledge of your own vulnerability holds you back? Some people live through the worst that can happen, only to discover a world where they can no longer tell themselves "It's not going to happen to me." What can a modern man do? This second novel by Joe Lewis addresses the male condition in today's society and the conflicting demands on men to be both civilized, law-abiding citizens while still living-up to the persisting image of men as warriors and providers. It has been compared to the work of social-realists such as Flaubert and Fontane, but can also be viewed as a close cousin to the offspring of writers such as Irvine Welsh and Iain Banks.
Joseph R. Lewis is chief web architect at Sandia National Laboratories, and is a recognized expert in standards- based web development, information design, Semantic Web, and scientific collaboration. In an earlier life, Joe was a professional musician. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, he has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles in major concert halls and music festivals across North America and Europe.