Expiation by Greg Messel

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%In 1968, Dan and Katie are one of the hottest couples at Ballard High School in Seattle. He is the hero football player, and she is the beautiful cheerleader. These high school sweethearts believe theirs is a love that will never die.

Life changes when Dan leaves Washington to start college at the University of California Berkeley and pursue his dream of working for a big time newspaper in the glamorous city of San Francisco. The quest for his dream occurs against the turbulent background of Berkeley and San Francisco in the 1970s as Dan and Katie go their separate ways.

Now, thirty years later, Dan is back in his hometown of Seattle attending his mother’s funeral. He’s never stopped thinking about Katie, his long-lost love. But the two former high school sweethearts reconnect in a most unexpected way as the rest of the world grows more fearful of Y2K and the dawn of the twenty-first century. They are hoping that their love, once lost, can now be reclaimed.

About Greg Messel

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Greg Messel is the author of Sunbreaks. "Expiation" is his second novel and he has also written an unpublished memoir. Sunbreaks was recently featured at the American Library Association Conference in Boston and the author is doing a signing and an appearance at the Los Angeles Time Book Fair. Messel has spent most of his adult life interested in writing, including a career in the newspaper business. He won a Wyoming Press Association Award as a columnist and has contributed articles to magazines. Messel lives in Edmonds, Washington, with his wife, Carol.
Published March 11, 2010 by Trafford. 294 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Erotica. Fiction

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The new novel from Messel (Sunbreaks, 2009) is a story of true love deterred as high school sweethearts are torn apart by the social upheaval of the '60s and '70s, only to find each other again on the eve of the new millennium.

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