Promise of Departure by LW Montgomery

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Facing divorce, a broken mechanic packs his motorcycle and heads to Haiti to repair his own shattered life.

'My dearest little Maggie,

I'm sorry in ways you may never understand. Please know that I never wanted to leave you....'

It wasn't the traditional birthday letter Greg had written his daughter four times before. But traditions, like everything else, had utterly unraveled.

Jobless and adrift in a society he no longer recognizes, Greg is rattled in unexpected ways by the heartbreak in Haiti that clear January morning when he spots an unusual opportunity in the looped nightly news; something he can do - a small way he just might be able to help.

Facing divorce and an anesthetized hereafter, Greg shucks tradition and packs his motorcycle, headed to a shattered country to unexpectedly find the one thing he's abandoned.

About LW Montgomery

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LW Montgomery spent his youth lost in the library. He would spend years sacking groceries, building hard drives, and co-founding the game studio "Gearbox Software"before returning to his first love.
Published April 20, 2013 by LW Montgomery. 290 pages
Genres: Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The novel is uniform in its humorless tone, but the colloquial manner that Greg engages with his own challenges, from dropped bikes to sleepless nights, steers the book clear of heavy-handedness.

Oct 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Promise of Departure

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He traipses across the torn Haitian countryside as a mechanic, hoping to help people, hoping to answer some calling that he thinks he has.

Nov 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Promise of Departure

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Inspired by the footage, Greg decides to abandon everything—his marriage, his daughter, his home—to go to Haiti and fix motorcycles.

Jan 09 2013 | Read Full Review of Promise of Departure

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