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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets

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Funny, bewitching, observant.--The Oregonian

Hits all the frets of a powerful story: sharp-witted dialogue, vivid characters, insight into medical challenges and prose that snaps like well-placed plucks of guitar strings. . . . I hold up my lighter and turn it full-flame for Garth] Stein's latest work. Encore --The Seattle Times

Compelling.--Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Stein handles the many narrative elements deftly.--Seattle Weekly

An engrossing family drama.--Publishers Weekly

Evan had a hit single, but that was ten years ago. Thirty-one now, he's drifting, playing in a local band and teaching middle-aged men to coax music from an electric guitar.

Beset at a young age with a life-threatening form of epilepsy, he's kept his condition a secret. But his deepest secret is that he got his high school sweetheart pregnant. Then her conservative parents whisked her out of Seattle and out of Evan's life.

Now, fourteen years later, he experiences unplanned parenthood when he undertakes to raise the resentful teenage son he's never known.

Off beat and disarming, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets portrays a contemporary American family with unfailing honesty.

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Evan's deepest secret is that he had gotten his high school sweetheart pregnant. Now, 14 years later, he experiences unplanned parenthood when he undertakes to raise the resentful teenage son he's never known. Offbeat and disarming, this work portrays a contemporary American family with unfailing honesty.

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By the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain.

About the Author

Garth Stein is a former documentary filmmaker. How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets is his second novel; his first, Raven Stole the Moon, was published by Pocket Books. His third novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, will be published by HarperCollins in May 2008. He lives in Seattle with his wife and children.

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reaganjt, October 4, 2009 (view all comments by reaganjt)
Garth Stein's writing style draws you into the story, keeps you turing the pages and wanting to know more...

Evan fathered a child when he was 17, but was prevented from participating in his son's life until 14 years later....how do you learn to parent, when you meet your son as a 14 year old? How do you make up for lost years?
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9781569474983
Author:
Stein, Garth
Publisher:
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20080531
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368
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"Synopsis" by , Evan's deepest secret is that he had gotten his high school sweetheart pregnant. Now, 14 years later, he experiences unplanned parenthood when he undertakes to raise the resentful teenage son he's never known. Offbeat and disarming, this work portrays a contemporary American family with unfailing honesty.
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