This book is bargain priced from 04/01/2014 until 04/07/2014
In this “coming-of-old-age” tale, Jack Peckham finds himself on a journey into his distant past, helped along the way by Joe Easterday, a young man with Down syndrome, and Ida Pevely, a middle-aged waitress with her own mountain of regrets. Jack has a hundred grand in cash that he can’t explain, since he can’t remember yesterday much less forty years ago. Setting out from Northern California for “points east,” he gets lost, carjacked, abandoned, and arrested, but he’s always homing in on the one object of his inner drive — home. With humor and plenty of unexpected turns, Kevin Brennan’s second novel is a lyrical and poignant story of memory and identity, of how it is the whole of experience — pain and regret along with love and pleasure — that gives life its fullness. We all tow our histories behind us as we make our way down Yesterday Road.
Targeted Age Group: 30+
Book Price: 1.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Literary fiction offers the ultimate freedom. Anything goes!
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Be original. Stretch the boundaries.
Kevin Brennan, author of Parts Unknown (William Morrow) has rung in the new year in Red Square, performed as a busker in the London Underground, wandered the California desert, and auditioned unsuccessfully for a chance at stardom on reality television. He and his wife live in Northern California.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I read in the news of an elderly man with dementia wandering away from home, and I began trying to imagine where and how he might make his way in the world. Then I thought it would be fascinating to write a tale where more or less helpless people help one another on their journeys.