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by Colin Hester
This stunningly realized first novel is driven by swift, sharp dialogue and beautifully crystallized scenes. Forty-year-old Rudyard Gillette flees home, job, and girlfriend to search for his childhood sweetheart, a beautiful, enigmatic woman who has suddenly disappeared. Traveling alongside Rud, the reader is swept into a world of alcohol, ball-parks, suicide, and Zen, ...more
Published April 1st 1997 by Counterpoint LLC
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A middle aged man comes to terms with a life that's had too much sorrow, punctuated by a great tragedy. As we follow him through his struggles, he does have brushes with happiness. When he begins searching for the woman who disappears from his life, he is beginning a deep inner search as well. The best thing about this book is that he actually finds some answers and meaning in all he's been through. Which are all the greater for the pain it took to reach them. After all the aching I did for ...more