Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time is Peter Doobinin’s second novel in his projected trilogy about the Long Island suburbs. Specifically, the run-of-the-mill, middle class suburbs that sprang up, like dandelions on an ill-kept lawn, during the years after World War II. Told in the first person, the novel relates the story of a lifelong denizen of these so-called Baby Boom suburbs. It spans a fifty year period, chronicling the main character's life from the days of his childhood, through his adult years as he attempts to find meaning and joy in his suburban existence. The book, the protagonist tells us, is a “document” of his life.