Walker Linchak is an aged writer and author of the Complete series (The Complete Book of Aids, 9/11, Terrorism) who has often been discussed for the Nobel Prize. But he's suffering writer's block. One morning, Linchak wakes to find a crust in his nose that enlightens him to a new world of desire. Extraction of this breakthrough crust' leads to further secretion in the form of medical and scientific research into nose-picking. What ensues is equal parts George Orwell and Christopher Guest - an insightful and hilarious journey through today's hyper-technological age.'
Lawrence Shainberg's books include Ambivalent Zen, Brain Surgeon: An Intimate View of His World, and the novels Memories of Amnesia and One on One. He has had numerous essays published in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Tricycle, The Village Voice, Evergreen, and a Pushcart Prize-winning monograph on Samuel Beckett published in the Paris Review.