man jumping over a big puddle clearly not going to make it

Coming Up for Air

by George Orwell Author

George "Tubby" Bowling--middle-aged, insurance salesman, father, husband, and common man--is, shockingly, dissatisfied with his middle-class, suburban life. Despite having a wife, two kids, mortgaged house, and a dull but steady job, George longs for more. But when he visits his old hometown of Lower Binfield hoping for a nostalgic escape, he instead walks into an accidental bombing bombing by the RAF. George Orwell, author of Animal Farm, delivers another great satiric novel.