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Stumbling Out the Stable is an irreverent trip down the turbulent backroads of early adulthood. Seamus, a college student with aspirations to hitch hike aimlessly after graduation, grows increasingly unsettled with the vagueness of the future. His friend Jamie, on the other hand, revels in its unpredictability. Together, they party with colorful characters, raise hell at their anarchistic workplace, and wax philosophic about life's hidden glitches. After a series of accidents intersect their lives, the boys stumble to find their footing as it becomes clear that not everything in life can be avoided.
“Hemingway and Fitzgerald had Paris and the Roaring Twenties; Jamie and Seamus, the disparate protagonists of Stumbling Out the Stable, have only college and the Singing Pines Country Club. Sean Pravica's debut novel is a sincere depiction of wanderlust for those stuck in place, of searchers who don't know quite what they're searching for.”Sean Bernard, author of Studies in the Hereafter and Desert sonorous
“The novel crackles with the nervous energy of [the] crossroads between order and chaos, between the dream of freedom and the fear of aimlessness, between the desire for something new and the temptation to remain safe in practical routine.”KC Mead-Brewer, Cleaver Magazine
“Stumbling out the Stable is the bildungsroman of the new generation... a thorough exploration of the complications implicit in entering modern adulthood.”Clarissa Goldsmith, Foreword Reviews
Sean Pravica is a Californian writer. His fiction and poetry have appeared in over 40 journals. His writing has run the gamut from ghostwriting about consumer goods and health topics to penning press releases and newspaper articles. His work has been nominated for several writing awards including the Bea Hollefelder Award in Creative Writing, which he won. Stumbling Out the Stable is his first novel.