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Probation - Tom Mendicino
Probation
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All it took to destroy Andy Nocera's seemingly perfect life was an anonymous tryst at an Interstate rest area. Sentenced to probation and thrown out by his wife, he spends his week as a traveling salesman, and his weekends at his mother's house where no questions are asked--and no explanations... show more
All it took to destroy Andy Nocera's seemingly perfect life was an anonymous tryst at an Interstate rest area. Sentenced to probation and thrown out by his wife, he spends his week as a traveling salesman, and his weekends at his mother's house where no questions are asked--and no explanations are offered.To clear his record, the State of North Carolina requires Andy to complete one year of therapy without another arrest. He attends his sessions reluctantly at first, struggling to comprehend why he would risk everything. Answers don't come easily, especially in the face of his mother's sudden illness and his repeated failure to live as an openly gay man. But as Andy searches his past, he gets an opportunity to rescue another lost soul--and a chance at a future that is different in every way from the one he had envisioned.With profound honesty, sharp wit, and genuine heart, this debut novel portrays one man's search--for love and passion, acceptance and redemption--and for the courage to really live. "If you're looking for a smart, engaging, witty, sad and unusual book about the complicated nature of family and love, try Tom Mendicino'sProbation. You'll be glad you did." --Bart Yates"Probation is the rare novel that dares to take the reader on a journey through the dark night of the soul. An unflinching look at the dark side of self-discovery, it is ultimately a story of transformation and the worlds of possibilities hidden within each of us." --Michael Thomas FordTom Mendicinospent six raucous years roaming the country and eking out a living in the Sales Department of several New York publishing houses before attending the law school of the University of North Carolina. His stories, some of them excerpts fromProbation, have appeared in several recent anthologies.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780758238788 (0758238789)
Publisher: Kensington
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it
4.0 Holds upon reread
REVIEW ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT DEAR AUTHOR, I PURCHASED THE BOOK. All it took to destroy Andy Nocera’s seemingly perfect life was an anonymous tryst at an Interstate rest area. Sentenced to probation and thrown out by his wife, he spends his week as a traveling salesman, and his weekends at his mo...
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5.0 Probation
Tom Mendicino is an author to look out for. His prose puts me in mind of the razor sharp diatribes of Augusten Burroughs, with the tongue in cheek audacity of Douglas Coupland, and this gem of a novel will take pride on my bookshelf, nestled between the greats as something that moved me in a way I c...
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