Meet John Trow

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Dyja, Thomas. Meet John Trow. New York: Viking, 2002.

Steven Armour is a burnt-out food-company idea man telecommuting in rural Connecticut. On a whim, he becomes a Civil War re-enactor at the local living-history park. Steven soon finds that taking on the character of soldier John Trow is less a hobby than a possession by an evil spirit. And meanwhile his unit drills toward an inevitable slaughter at Cold Harbor.

Completely original, lovingly detailed mix of observation of both the 19th and 20th centuries. It's essentially a midlife crisis novel, but nobody's ever done this take on the midlife crisis before.

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