The Way Home
Christopher Flynn is trying to get it right. After years of trouble and rebellion that enraged his father and nearly cost him his life, he has a steady job in his father's company, he's seriously dating a woman he respects, and, aside from the distrust that lingers in his father's eyes, his... show more
Christopher Flynn is trying to get it right. After years of trouble and rebellion that enraged his father and nearly cost him his life, he has a steady job in his father's company, he's seriously dating a woman he respects, and, aside from the distrust that lingers in his father's eyes, his mistakes are firmly in the past.One day on the job, Chris and his partner come across a temptation almost too big to resist. Chris does the right thing, but old habits and instincts rise to the surface, threatening this new-found stability with sudden treachery and violence. With his father and his most trusted friends, he takes one last chance to blast past the demons trying to pull him back. Like Richard Price or William Kennedy, Pelecanos pushes his characters to the extremes, their redemption that much sweeter because it is so hard fought. Pelecanos has long been celebrated for his unerring ability to portray the conflicts men feel as they search and struggle for power and love in a world that is often harsh and unforgiving but can ultimately be filled with beauty.
Publish date: January 13th 2011
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
Chris Flynn is a troubled youth from DC and after some brushes with the law, finds himself in reform school. Upon his release, he is walking the straight and narrow, working for his father, when he and a friend stumble upon a gym bag full of money on a carpet laying job. They don't take the money ...
Redemption...A story of love between a father and son, but a sort of a clunker.Pelecanos’s fiction has for a while now been decidedly more upbeat, less bleak and, I dare say, a little too predictable. What's also getting on my nerves is his skewed syntax and more than a few strangely constructed sen...
I enjoyed this book. It builds slowly but by the end I was gripped. What could have been written as a straight-forward crime thriller became a brooding meditation on the effects of crime on young boys and men - and their families. But that sounds a bit analytical. The thing I enjoyed about this book...
The Way Home by George Pelecanos is a story about how your past can not only come back to haunt you, but it influences the way everyone sees you and your actions thereafter. It is also a story on rising above, growing up, and doing the right thing.Christopher Flynn just couldn't seem to make the rig...