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Severely wounded in the Iraq war, Leroy Kervin has lived in a group home for eight years. Frustrated by the simplest daily routines, he finds his existence has become unbearable. An act of desperation helps him disappear deep into his mind, into a world of romance and science fiction, danger and adventure where he is whole once again. Freddie McCall, the night man at Leroy's group home, works two jobs yet still can't make ends meet. He's lost his wife and kids, and the house is next. Medical bills have buried him in debt, a situation that propels him to consider a lucrative '' and dangerous -- proposition. Pauline Hawkins, a nurse, cares for the sick and wounded, including Leroy. She also looks after her mentally ill elderly father. Yet she remains emotionally removed, until she meets a young runaway who touches something deep and unexpected inside her.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC VLAUTIN (Text) 33892100237867 Adult Fiction Book None 02/13/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062276742 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0062276743 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 297, 14 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial , [2014].

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General Note:
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more. . .
Summary, etc.:
Severely wounded in the Iraq war, Leroy Kervin has lived in a group home for eight years. Frustrated by the simplest daily routines, he finds his existence has become unbearable. An act of desperation helps him disappear deep into his mind, into a world of romance and science fiction, danger and adventure where he is whole once again. Freddie McCall, the night man at Leroy's group home, works two jobs yet still can't make ends meet. He's lost his wife and kids, and the house is next. Medical bills have buried him in debt, a situation that propels him to consider a lucrative '' and dangerous -- proposition. Pauline Hawkins, a nurse, cares for the sick and wounded, including Leroy. She also looks after her mentally ill elderly father. Yet she remains emotionally removed, until she meets a young runaway who touches something deep and unexpected inside her.
Awards Note:
Oregon Book Award winner, 2015.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Veterans > Fiction.
Group homes > Fiction.
Adult children of aging parents > Fiction
Divorced men > Fiction
Interpersonal relations > Fiction

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