Long Drive Home

Product Number: EB00578401
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781451608199
Publisher: Free Press
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In this New York Times bestselling psychological thriller, "a gripping morality tale that raises questions about race, conscience, and the responsibilities of parenthood" (People), a happily married man makes a split-second decision that sends his life into a devastating tailspin. In his riveting new novel, Will Allison, critically acclaimed author of What You Have Left, crafts an emotional and psychological drama that explores the moral ambiguities of personal responsibility as it chronicles a father's attempt to explain himself to his daughter-even though he knows that in doing so, he risks losing her. Life can change in an instant because of one small mistake. For Glen Bauer, all it takes is a quick jerk of the steering wheel, intended to scare a reckless driver. But the reckless driver is killed, and just like that, Glen's placid suburban existence begins to unravel. Written in part as a confessional letter from Glen to his daughter, Sara, Long Drive Home evokes the sharp-eyed observation of Tom Perrotta and the pathos of Dan Chaon in its trenchant portrait of contemporary American life. When Glen realizes no one else saw the accident, he impulsively lies about what happened-to the police, to his wife, even to Sara, who was in the backseat at the time of the crash. But a tenacious detective thinks Sara might have seen more than she knows, or more than her parents will let her tell. And when Glen tries to prevent the detective from questioning Sara, he finds himself in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game that could end in a lawsuit or prison. What he doesn't see coming is the reaction of his wife, Liz-a panicked plan that threatens to tear their family apart in the name of saving it. But what if the accident wasn't really Glen's fault? What if someone else were to blame for the turn his life has taken? It's a question Glen can't let go of. And as he struggles to understand the extent of his own guilt, he finds himself on yet another collision course, different in kind but with the potential to be equally devastating. Long Drive Home is a stunning cautionary tale of unintended consequences that confirms Will Allison's growing reputation as a rising literary talent.

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Author(s): Will Allison
Original Publish Date: May 17, 2011

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Author(s): Will Allison
Narrator(s): Tony Ward
Product Number CV163
Released: Jul 05, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461807759
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Author(s): Will Allison
Narrator(s): Tony Ward
Product Number Z04237
Released: Oct 01, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461833529
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Author(s): Will Allison
Narrator(s): Tony Ward
Product Number MP0090
Released: Jul 26, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461821137

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