Wake Me Up

Wake Me Up

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A FATHER IS HAUNTED BY HIS PAST - HIS WIFE LIVES HER LIFE IN A RIGID SHELL - THEIR SON, UNTETHERED, DISCOVERS THE SECRET THEY SHARE WITH DEEPIKA, A VISITOR TO THEIR TOWN. "I see all of these people. They're living and breathing and acting on their basest impulses. I lay in a coma. They live. I hover over all of them, all at once. I can see my body, motionless, wired up, adrift. And I can find out why this happened. This is my story and I won't remember any of it when-if-I wake up. But I'll try to remember-I'll try damn hard." MIDDLETON, MONTANA -OCTOBER 2004-AN ELECTION YEAR A small college town's populace is tied, complicitly, to the brutal attack of a teenage boy by four of his classmates. Soon, heated rumors of a possible hate crime surface. Injustice is a hungry beast. While Chris Bullet remains unresponsive in a coma, his skull shattered, he floats above dire circumstance. In this phantom state, compelled to witness his past once more, the family's darkest secrets, hidden over generations, will be aired. "Wake Me Up is ultimately a novel about how lives connect and disconnect. Its theme centers on a pivotal moment in time, one that can reconnect fractured relationships or pull them farther apart. The intelligent, original, and heart-wrenching storyline is one we will all relate to, as it asks the difficult questions: Do we choose love and forgiveness, or do we judge and hold on to the pains of the past? How we proceed will define the meaning we give to our lives today. It's an important and enduring theme throughout the book, one that is told masterfully. Wake Me Up by Justin Bog is an extraordinary debut novel." -from Eden Baylee, author of Stranger at Sunsetshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 481g
  • Gravity Records
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1513706586
  • 9781513706580

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