Bill Warrington's Last Chance: A Novel

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Penguin, Aug 5, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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A magnificent debut about a man's odyssey toward family redemption- with his granddaughter along for the ride

Bill Warrington realizes he has Alzheimer's and his lucid days are numbered. Determined to repair a lifetime of damage to his estranged adult children, Bill takes off with his fifteen-year-old granddaughter April on a cross-country drive, bound for San Francisco, where she dreams of becoming a rock star. As the unlikely pair heads west, Bill leaves clues intended to force his three children-including April's frantic mother-to overcome their mutual distrust and long-held grievances to work together to find them.

In this dazzling road trip novel, James King masterfully explores themes of aging, sibling rivalry, family dysfunction, and coming of age, against a backdrop of the American heartland. Unflinching, funny, and poignant, Bill Warrington's Last Chance speaks to that universal longing for familial reconciliation, love, and forgiveness.
 

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User Review  - SoulFlower1981 - LibraryThing

This was a very powerful book about family relationships. Each character is flawed in their own unique manner that showcases their unique individuality. Also you get a real sense at the same time that ... Read full review

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User Review  - 2LZ - LibraryThing

The premise of Bill Warrington's Last Chance held such promise, but for this reader, it didn't deliver. An engaging idea of an elderly grandfather, suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's Disease, who ... Read full review

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CHAPTER
CHAPTER THREE
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CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
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About the author (2010)

James King lives in Wilton, Connecticut, with his wife and two children. This is his first novel.

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