Northwest Corner

Northwest Corner

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, now fifty, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, haunted yet keeping his head down, Dwight manages a sporting goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn't revealed the truth about his past. Then an unexpected arrival throws his carefully neutralized life into turmoil and exposes all that he's hidden. Sam, Dwight's estranged college-age son, has shown up without warning, fleeing a devastating incident in his own life. In its way, Sam's sense of guilt is as crushing as his father's. As the two men are forced to confront their similar natures and their half-buried hopes for connection, they must also search for redemption and love. In turn, they dramatically transform the lives of the women around them: the ex-wives, mothers, and lovers they have turned to in their desperate attempts to somehow rewrite, outrun, or eradicate the past. Told in the resonant voices of everyday people gripped in the emotional riptide of lived life, Northwest Corner is at once tough and heart-lifting, an urgent, powerful story about family bonds that can never be broken and the wayward roads that lead us back to those we love.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780679605119
0679605118
9781400068456
1400068452
Characteristics: 285 pages ; 25 cm

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empbee
Mar 05, 2015

Well organized, easy to read.

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dontbugmeimreading
Aug 17, 2011

I gave it 3/5 stars. It was an interesting story, but jumping around from character to character made it difficult to follow - had stop and think, now who was this again?

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