Is there anything more terrifying than being in love? Jimmy Heartsock is so afraid of losing his love Christy, he is going AWOL from the army and chasing after her in order to propose marriage - in a frozen car park. Christy is terrified, not so much that she's going to have a baby, but because if she takes on Jimmy, she may end up with two. As the unforgettable lovers drive across America, confronting family history, personal hang-ups and questions they've never even asked each other before - about faith, death and learning how to live - the reader is caught up in a sensationally moving, funny and nail-biting drama of love in our time.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 111 x 178mm | 135g
- 05 Jul 2004
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- UK open market ed
'Excellent ... a rollercoaster of a road trip' Esquire
'Excellent ... a rollercoaster of a road trip' Esquire 'Mature, thoughtful and hip ... his writing is crisp, quirky and frequently funny' Daily Telegraph 'A romantic love story that involves a chase across America vis the Mardi Gras mayhem of New Orleans, it's a touching read' The Times 'A marvellous novel from one of the most promising young talents on either side of the Atlantic' Sunday Telegraph
About Ethan Hawke
Actor/writer Ethan Hawke's second novel, which confirms him as a star, not just of the screen, but also of the contemporary literary firmament.