In Michael T. Fournier’s fab new novel Swing State, the really thrilling part is when Zachariah Tietz slumps into school and — no, wait can’t give that away. Anyway, the scene that really rattled me was when Dixon Dove heads into that abandoned — nope, that’s a spoiler. Maybe during the soccer game when Rick kicks way too hard at — dang, same prob! Fournier’s Swing State is a compelling hybrid of Updike suburban angst mixed with — I kid you not — true action. It’s Leave it to Beaver meets Hunter Thompson meets a very angry Gumby and Pokey. Get on board for the zooming plot and stay for the wry, compassionate prose.