By Charlie Carillo
In Charlie Carillo's humorous, insightful novel, a divorced guy will get to grasp his seventeen-year-old son in a story that rewrites the e-book on caliber time together...Sammy Sullivan is operating his means down the ladder of luck. Divorced and pushing fifty, his relationships have the sturdiness of a fruit fly. yet what percentage males can get themselves fired and feature their basically son expelled from prep university multi function day? Now, after nearly eighteen years, he and Jake may possibly ultimately get to understand one another. (That's if his ex-wife - the super-achiever Sammy can simply dream of being - does not locate out.) Jake understands nearly not anything approximately his roots. So, Sammy indicates him the outdated local within the a long way reaches of Queens. yet it has been thirty years. The older lady Sammy misplaced his virginity to now makes use of a walker to get round. such a lot of his hangouts are long past. it truly is dreary, born-to-lose stuff. yet Jake is on a challenge. clever past his (and his dad's) years, he does not wish his father to overlook out the second one time round at the great things he blew the 1st time. And they have an entire weekend jointly - a trip the place Sammy will confront his, dysfunctional formative years and Jake will face a prior he by no means knew he had.
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