By Charlie Carillo
In Charlie Carillo's humorous, insightful novel, a divorced guy will get to understand his seventeen-year-old son in a story that rewrites the e-book on caliber time jointly. . .
Sammy Sullivan is operating his manner 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 merely son expelled from prep tuition multi function day? Now, after virtually eighteen years, he and Jake could ultimately get to grasp one another. (That's if his ex-wife--the super-achiever Sammy can simply dream of being--doesn't locate out.) Jake understands nearly not anything approximately his roots. So, Sammy exhibits him the outdated local within the a ways reaches of Queens. yet it has been thirty years. The older girl Sammy misplaced his virginity to now makes use of a walker to get round. so much of his hangouts are long past. it really is dreary, born-to-lose stuff. yet Jake is on a undertaking. 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 together--a trip the place Sammy will confront his, dysfunctional formative years and Jake will face a earlier he by no means knew he had.
This is not your average father-son story--one remains to be becoming up. the opposite is his son.
"In the culture of Tom Perotta, Carillo explores the energy of the kin bond, the facility of forgiveness, and the wish that comes from embracing moment percentages. . .truthful, and hilarious."--Alison Grambs, writer of The shrewdpermanent women consultant to Getting Even
"I do not like humorous, touching novels simply because they make me want i might written them myself. I loved Charlie Carillo's e-book from commencing to finish and now i am miserable." --Sherwood Kiraly, writer of Diminished Capacity
"A literary romp during the minefields of a wholly basic, and completely irregular, kin. . . i really laughed out loud and saved turning the pages to make totally definite that each one labored out on the end." --Cathy Lamb, writer of Henry's Sisters
"Scathingly hilarious and truthful." --Sally Jenkins
Queens-born Charlie Carillo, like his protagonist Sam Sullivan, labored on the New York Post as a journalist for a few years. he's additionally the writer of My trip with Gus and divides his time among ny urban and London, England, the place he works as an autonomous tv producer.
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Raising Jake by Charlie Carillo