A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better

A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better The acclaimed author of The Ecliptic Benjamin Wood writes a novel of exceptional force and beauty about the bond between fathers and sons about the invention and reconciliation of self weaving a hau

  • Title: A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better
  • Author: Benjamin Wood
  • ISBN: 9781471126741
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The acclaimed author of The Ecliptic, Benjamin Wood writes a novel of exceptional force and beauty about the bond between fathers and sons, about the invention and reconciliation of self weaving a haunting story of violence and love.For twenty years, Daniel Hardesty has borne the emotional scars of a childhood trauma which he is powerless to undo, which leaves him no peaThe acclaimed author of The Ecliptic, Benjamin Wood writes a novel of exceptional force and beauty about the bond between fathers and sons, about the invention and reconciliation of self weaving a haunting story of violence and love.For twenty years, Daniel Hardesty has borne the emotional scars of a childhood trauma which he is powerless to undo, which leaves him no peace.One August morning in 1995, the young Daniel and his estranged father Francis a character of two weathers , of irresistible charm and roiling self pity set out on a road trip to the North that seems to represent a chance to salvage their relationship But with every passing mile, the layers of Fran s mendacity and desperation are exposed, pushing him to acts of violence that will define the rest of his son s life.

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    1. I really enjoyed Benjamin Wood's previous two novels, The Bellwether Revivals and The Ecliptic, but I think this is his best so far. In it, Daniel thinks back to 1995, when he was twelve years old, and went on a road trip with his estranged father, the dishonest, womanising, yet charming Fran. The trip would end in tragedy and trauma, and Daniel attempts to deconstruct and analyse the events and his responses to them, with hindsight. At the time, Daniel lived alone with his mother in a small vil [...]

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