Der Artikel wird am Ende des Bestellprozesses zum Download zur Verfügung gestellt.

The Next Right Thing

A Novel
 Ebook
Sofort lieferbar | Lieferzeit:3-5 Tage I
ISBN-13:
9780679644354
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
304
Autor:
Dan Barden
Serie:
The Dial Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The Next Right Thing is a hilarious and harrowing combination of thriller and recovery tale, equal parts hard-earned wisdom and old-fashioned suspense.Southern California home builder extraordinaire Randy Chalmers has to admit he'd be dead or in prison were it not for his best friend, lawyer, and Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, Terry Elias. A former police officer, Randy narrowly escaped being an evening news highlight during years ravaged by anger and alcohol. Thanks to Terry's coaching and an endless stream of caffeine-fueled AA meetings, Randy's been off the booze for eight years, has a successful new career, and is thriving in a healthy relationship with his vegan yoga-instructor girlfriend. All is well . . . until Terry, himself supposedly sober for fifteen years, is found dead of a heroin overdose. How could Terry, who had dragged so many others from the edge, jump off himself? Convinced that something (or someone) must have pushed him, Randy is soon off on a dry-drunk quest for answers-and possibly revenge. He discovers a trail of dirty secrets that lead to missing persons, shady real estate deals, hydroponic pot farms, and Internet pornography. When his suspicions ultimately connect Terry's death to the activities of a recently appointed Superior Court judge-who just happens to be dating Randy's ex-wife-Randy has to ask himself: Is he really onto something or just suffering from grief and paranoia? Will his increasingly frenzied behavior ruin his current relationship and his chances of regaining custody of his daughter? Will he destroy the life that he has worked so hard to achieve? Will he reach for a drink? Praise for The Next Right Thing"Everything you could hope for from a novel: The Next Right Thing is suspenseful, hilarious, angry-above all, wildly original. I only wish I'd written it myself."-Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad "Dan Barden's The Next Right Thing is The Long Goodbye in rehab. It's fierce and funny and absolutely worthy of its predecessors-like them, Barden's hard-boiled tale is really an inquiry into male love and grief, and the state of the American heart."-Jonathan Lethem "The Next Right Thing has humanity, humor, and insight to burn. Dan Barden takes the clay of the California hard-boiled novel and shapes it into something new."-George Pelecanos

Kunden Rezensionen

Zu diesem Artikel ist noch keine Rezension vorhanden.
Helfen sie anderen Besuchern und verfassen Sie selbst eine Rezension.

Google Plus
Powered by Inooga