How Evan broke his head and other secrets: a novel
Evan had a hit single, but that was ten years ago. Thirty-one now, he's drifting, playing in a local band and teaching middle-aged men to coax music from an electric guitar.
When his high school sweetheart is killed in a car crash, he finds himself suddenly responsible for a resentful fourteen-year-old son he's never known. Now Evan must get his life together and face up to the burning secret that haunts him.
Praise for How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets
"Captivating, moving, and always observant...a wonderful, beautiful book; I will never forget it " --Ben Sherwood, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
"Hits all the frets of a powerful story: sharp witted dialogue, vivid characters, insight into medical challenges and prose that snaps like well-placed plucks of guitar strings.... I hold up my lighter and turn it full-flame for Stein's latest work. Encore " -- Seattle Times
"A funny, bewitching, observant book about families, fathers and sons, and growing up, no matter how old you are." -- Oregonian
"A compelling tale." -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"An engrossing family drama." -- Publishers Weekly
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|Full title||how evan broke his head and other secrets|
|Last Update||2018-05-24 23:05:25PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-24 23:44:48PM|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Old Hickory - Adult Fiction|
Tenth Anniversary Edition
Featuring a conversation between Garth and his editor, Bryan Devendorf, drummer of The National.
Fathers never forget seeing their kids for the first time. But Evan is greeting his son, Dean, fourteen years late. The boy had been shuttled secretly to another city, along with his teenaged mother, while still a newborn. Now his mother has passed away, and Evan is it--Dad. An instant single parent.
Evan was once lead guitarist for a hot band with a hit single; now 31, he gets by as a guitar instructor to middle-aged guys, and does menial work in a music shop. With Dean in the picture he has to change fast, which means facing up to the past, to his own father, and to the epilepsy that haunts him and threatens his every moment.
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|isbn||9781455800360, 9781569473900, 9781569477106|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory|
|publishDate||2004, 2008, 2010|
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|series||Brilliance Audio on compact disc|
|series_with_volume||Brilliance Audio on compact disc||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Birthfathers -- Fiction, Epileptics -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Rock musicians -- Fiction, Teenage boys -- Fiction|
|title_display||How Evan broke his head and other secrets : a novel|
|title_full||How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, How Evan broke his head and other secrets : a novel / Garth Stein, How Evan broke his head and other secrets [sound recording] : a novel / Garth Stein|
|title_short||How Evan broke his head and other secrets :|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Birthfathers, Epileptics, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Literature, Rock musicians, Teenage boys|