After years of estrangement, Cody reunites with the violent, alcoholic tyrant of his childhood when his father, Avery, is diagnosed with terminal cancer and requires live-in care. Tethered to the old man by guilt and duty, Cody becomes desperate for a different life. Avery suffers a near-fatal heart attack, and both realize they’ve been given a second chance at being a family. In order to reconcil...
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Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615819990
Publication Date: March 3, 2011
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I read this book on Kindle. I really enjoyed most of it. In fact, I stayed up late reading it because I couldn't put it down! It is told from the points of view of several different characters, so the reader gets a lot of insight on them and their re...
t work through the years of pain Avery inflicted upon his son, including the drunken accident that left Cody without a mother.Cody meets Perla, and the different life he dreamed of begins taking shape. However, when he brings her home to meet his father, Avery snaps, insulting and degrading the woman Cody has fallen in love with. Ready to leave his father behind for good until he hears the shocking reasons for Avery’s behavior, Cody learns he and Perla share a much darker connection. Avery’s cancer spreads and, fueled by the regret he lives with for everything he never told his mother, Cody works desperately to make amends. Things get better, but as always, it is only for a while...