Thanks for the Trouble

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.40 hours)
Product Number: Z100135975
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781442397804
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Tommy Wallach, the New York Times bestselling author of the "stunning debut" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) We All Looked Up, delivers a brilliant new novel about a young man who overcomes a crippling loss and finds the courage to live after meeting an enigmatic girl. "Was this story written about me?" I shrugged. "Yes or no?" I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty. "It's very rude not to answer simple questions," she said. I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn't give it to me. So I took out my pen and wrote on my palm. I can't, I wrote. Then, in tiny letters below it: Now don't you feel like a jerk? Parker SantE hasn't spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he'll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for. From the celebrated author of We All Looked Up comes a unique story of first and last loves.

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Author(s): Tommy Wallach
Original Publish Date: Feb 23, 2016

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Author(s): Tommy Wallach
Product Number EB00613037
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781481418829

Professional reviews

"Seventeen-year-old Parker has been unable to speak since his father's death in a car accident years ago. Narrator Francisco Pryor Garat gives a subdued performance that reflects Parker's detachment when he meets and spends two adventurous days with Zelda, a girl who defies categorization. Garat reads with a Spanish accent, an odd choice considering that Parker was born and raised in San Francisco speaking English. The accent becomes jarring when Garat uses it for Zelda's dialogue as the character is said to be speaking in a Southern accent. Even so, Garat's earnest tone gives words time to breathe and slowly builds the hope that grows in Parker and finally brings him back to the world. Unusual, surprising, and moving. A.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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