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In Charlie Carillo's funny, insightful novel, a divorced man
gets to know his seventeen-year-old son in a tale that
rewrites the book on quality time together...Sammy Sullivan
is working his way down the ladder of success. Divorced and
pushing fifty, his relationships have the longevity of a
fruit fly. But how many men can get themselves fired and
have their only son expelled from prep school all in one
day? Now, after almost eighteen years, he and Jake may
finally get to know each other. (That's if his ex-wife - the
super-achiever Sammy can only dream of being - doesn't find
out.) Jake knows virtually nothing about his roots. So,
Sammy shows him the old neighborhood in the far reaches of
Queens. But it's been thirty years. The older woman Sammy
lost his virginity to now uses a walker to get around. Most
of his hangouts are long gone. It's dreary, born-to-lose
stuff. But Jake is on a mission. Wise beyond his (and his
dad's) years, he doesn't want his father to miss out the
second time around on the good things he blew the first
time. And they've got a whole weekend together - a journey
where Sammy will confront his, dysfunctional childhood and
Jake will face a past he never knew he had.
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