Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
I took a little bit of advice from many different people and came up with this much shorter description for Yesterday Road. After spending some time on Amazon with a few of my favorite authors, I noticed that most of the descriptions for their books were under 200 words and there was no need to “see more.” This is probably important when you’re trying to attract readers who are skimming to find something new to buy.
Anyhow, here’s the short-but-sweet version:
Jack Peckham — in this “coming-of-old-age” tale — finds himself on a journey into his distant past, helped along the way by Joe Easterday, a young man with Down syndrome, and Ida Pevely, a middle-aged diner waitress with her own mountain of regrets. Jack has a hundred grand in cash that he can’t explain, since he can’t remember yesterday much less forty years ago. Setting out from Northern California for “points east,” he gets lost, carjacked, abandoned, and arrested, but he’s always homing in on the one object of his inner drive — home. With humor and plenty of unexpected turns, Kevin Brennan’s second novel is a lyrical and poignant story of memory and identity, of how it is the whole of experience — pain and sorrow along with love and pleasure — that gives life its fullness. We tow our histories behind us as we make our way down Yesterday Road.
Better? Worse? Needs something? Nailed it?