My friend Kevin Brennan over at http://kevinbrennanbooks.wordpress.com/ has a new novel coming out on October 22, 2013! Here’s a description of Yesterday Road (back of the book blurb):
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.
To learn more about Jack Peckham, the endearing, confused, but determined main character, read Kevin’s post here.
To learn more about Ida Pevely, the big-hearted, down-on-her-luck waitress who tries to help Jack, read Kevin’s post here.
To read the first chapter from Yesterday Road, click here.
I’ve received an advance copy of Yesterday Road and am currently reading and enjoying it. At this point, it’s a sweet mystery going on this journey with Jack and Joe, learning more about them as they learn about themselves. They are both characters that you continue to think about long after you put the book down. So, at the least, go to Kevin’s blog and consider taking a journey on Yesterday Road.