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Raising Jake

(2009)
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In Charlie Carillo's funny, insightful novel, a divorced man gets to know his seventeen-year-old son in a tale that rewrites the book on quality time together...Sammy Sullivan is working his way down the ladder of success. Divorced and pushing fifty, his relationships have the longevity of a fruit fly. But how many men can get themselves fired and have their only son expelled from prep school all in one day? Now, after almost eighteen years, he and Jake may finally get to know each other. (That's if his ex-wife - the super-achiever Sammy can only dream of being - doesn't find out.) Jake knows virtually nothing about his roots. So, Sammy shows him the old neighborhood in the far reaches of Queens. But it's been thirty years. The older woman Sammy lost his virginity to now uses a walker to get around. Most of his hangouts are long gone. It's dreary, born-to-lose stuff. But Jake is on a mission. Wise beyond his (and his dad's) years, he doesn't want his father to miss out the second time around on the good things he blew the first time. And they've got a whole weekend together - a journey where Sammy will confront his, dysfunctional childhood and Jake will face a past he never knew he had.

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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Raising Jake
Author(s): Charlie Carillo
ISBN: 0-7582-3504-6 / 978-0-7582-3504-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Raising Jake
Author(s): Charlie Carillo
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


October 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Raising Jake
Author(s): Charlie Carillo
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Raising Jake
Author(s): Charlie Carillo
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA