Friday, September 18, 2009
Selfless by David Michael Slater
In 1980 s Pittsburgh, Jonathan Schwartz's carefree life is under assault. His sisters seem intent on doing him irreparable psychological harm. There s Nadia, with her unfathomable Machiavellian schemes, and Olivia, tease and temptress, whose beauty wreaks havoc among his friends. And his Holocaust survivor grandparents? There are no words. When his father, the acclaimed writer, is accused of stealing the books that made him famous, Jon's family implodes once and for all, and he must set off in search of what has been lost. His is a journey that ultimately requires him to find more than answers. It requires him to find himself.
Another first time author for me. Mr. Slater did an excellent job writing this book. I did not want to put down this book because I had to know what happened next. The characters in this novel are something you wont forget to easily. I had to laugh a few times and wondered what would happen next. Definitely a must read.
Paperback: 415 pages
Publisher: Absey & Company; First edition (March 1, 2009)