The Fan Man by William Kotzwinkle

The book follows the life of Horse Badorties, a free-spirited, eccentric, and somewhat delusional hippie living in New York City during the 1970s. Horse is obsessed with fans and spends his days collecting them, resulting in a chaotic apartment filled with hundreds of fans. His life is a series of comedic and bizarre adventures as he interacts with a variety of outlandish characters, starts a band, and plans a concert in Central Park. The narrative is infused with a unique blend of humor, absurdity, and a touch of melancholy, capturing the spirit of an era and the eccentricities of its protagonist.

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