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Probation

Tom Mendicino

ISBN 9780758258212
Publish Date 4/1/2010
Format ePub
Categories Kensington Ebooks, Fiction General
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All it took to destroy Andy Nocera's seemingly perfect life was an anonymous tryst at an Interstate rest area. Sentenced to probation and thrown out by his wife, he spends his week as a traveling salesman, and his weekends at his mother's house where no questions are asked--and no explanations are offered.

To clear his record, the State of North Carolina requires Andy to complete one year of therapy without another arrest. He attends his sessions reluctantly at first, struggling to comprehend why he would risk everything. Answers don't come easily, especially in the face of his mother's sudden illness and his repeated failure to live as an openly gay man. But as Andy searches his past, he gets an opportunity to rescue another lost soul--and a chance at a future that is different in every way from the one he had envisioned.

With profound honesty, sharp wit, and genuine heart, this debut novel portrays one man's search--for love and passion, acceptance and redemption--and for the courage to really live.

"If you're looking for a smart, engaging, witty, sad and unusual book about the complicated nature of family and love, try Tom Mendicino's Probation. You'll be glad you did." --Bart Yates

"Probation is the rare novel that dares to take the reader on a journey through the dark night of the soul. An unflinching look at the dark side of self-discovery, it is ultimately a story of transformation and the worlds of possibilities hidden within each of us." --Michael Thomas Ford

About Tom Mendicino:

Tom Mendicino’s debut novel Probation was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book and Lambda Literary Award Finalist. A native of Pittsburgh, he resides in Philadelphia, the city that inspired The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter, with his spouse Nick Ifft. Readers can follow him on Facebook and visit his website at http://www.tommendicinobooks.com/.

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