How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets by Garth Stein

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Tenth Anniversary Edition

Featuring a conversation between Garth and his editor, Bryan Devendorf, drummer of The National.

Fathers never forget seeing their kids for the first time. But Evan is greeting his son, Dean, fourteen years late. The boy had been shuttled secretly to another city, along with his teenaged mother, while still a newborn. Now his mother has passed away, and Evan is it—Dad. An instant single parent. 
Evan was once lead guitarist for a hot band with a hit single; now 31, he gets by as a guitar instructor to middle-aged guys, and does menial work in a music shop. With Dean in the picture he has to change fast, which means facing up to the past, to his own father, and to the epilepsy that haunts him and threatens his every moment.

About Garth Stein

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Garth Stein is the author of three novels, The Art of Racing in the Rain, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, and Raven Stole the Moon, and a play, Brother Jones. He has also worked as a documentary filmmaker and lives in Seattle with his family.
Published May 1, 2008 by Soho Press. 369 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Evan drives his son to safety in Seattle, and Dean reacts like any young teenager with a dead mother and a father who’s belatedly recognized his existence: He’s curious, angry, bitter and as changeable as a spring day.

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