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A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

(2016)
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"A beautiful, haunting novel."
Tom Franklin


A tragicomic tour de force about one man's redemption through love and art.

"You have lost everything, yes?"

Everything? Henry thought; he considered the word. Had he lost everything?

Fleeing New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Henry Garrett is haunted by the ruins of his marriage, a squandered inheritance, and the teaching job he inexplicably quit. He pulls into a small Virginia town after three days on the road, hoping to silence the ceaseless clamor in his head. But this quest for peace and quiet as the only guest at a roadside motel is destroyed when Henry finds himself at the center of a bizarre and violent tragedy. As a result Henry winds up stranded at the ramshackle motel just outside the small town of Marimore, and it's there that he is pulled into the lives of those around him: Latangi, the motel's recently widowed proprietor, who seems to have a plan for Henry; Marge, a local secretary who marshals the collective energy of her women's church group; and the family of an old man, a prisoner who dies in a desperate effort to provide for his infirm wife.

For his previous novels, John Gregory Brown has been lauded for his "compassionate vision of human destiny" as well as his "melodic, haunting, and rhythmic prose". With A Thousand Miles from Nowhere, he assumes his place in the tradition of such masterful storytellers as Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy, offering to listeners a tragicomic tour de force about the power of art and compassion and one man's search for faith, love, and redemption.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: A Thousand Miles from Nowhere
Author(s): John Gregory Brown
ISBN: 0-316-30280-5 / 978-0-316-30280-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Thousand Miles from Nowhere
Author(s): John Gregory Brown
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Thousand Miles from Nowhere
Author(s): John Gregory Brown
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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