The Fastback Chronicles

Xlibris Corporation
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Meet Tommy Sherwin. Hes just been out of high school a few months and has no clear direction where his life is going as he starts junior college and works at a restaurant. Soon after his friend Chris gets his first car, they set out on lots of late-night antics. Here he tells the story of their various misadventures, the trouble they flirt with, the toils of fast-food work and the young ladies who break his heart. Ah, the first years of adulthood.
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About the author

The author grew up in Santa Monica, California, where most of the events in this book took place. He had to move to Mesa, Arizona in 1985 when his father’s job transferred. He spent almost nine years in the United States Navy and is currently single, never married.

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Publisher
Xlibris Corporation
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Published on
Jan 23, 2015
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Pages
184
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ISBN
9781503520219
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Biographical
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From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women.

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.

This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

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