Sideways is the story of two friends-Miles and Jack-going away together for the last time to steep themselves in everything that makes it good to be young and single: pinot, putting, and prowling bars. In the week before Jack plans to marry, the pair heads out from Los Angeles to the Santa Ynez wine country. For Jack, the tasting tour is Seven Days to D-Day, his final stretch of freedom. For Miles--who has divorced his wife, is facing an uncertain career and has lost his passion for living-the trip is a weeklong opportunity to evaluate his past, his future and himself.
A raucous and surprising novel filled with wonderful details about wine, Sideways is also a thought-provoking and funny book about men, women, and human relationships.
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Two old friends set out for a weeklong romp through Santa Ynez, Calif., wine country that comically strains their friendship in Pickett's lively debut. Smart, hapless narrator Miles is divorcedMay 17 2004 | Read Full Review of Sideways: A Novel
The specter of a disappointed life hangs over Alexander Payne's new film "Sideways," casting shadows so deep and so dark it's a wonder that the story's nearly broken hero hasn't drowned in them.Oct 16 2004 | Read Full Review of Sideways: A Novel
Photo by Agnes Magyari Jack, in the meantime, meets the fiery Terra, played by Cloe Kromwell, with whom he immediately becomes smitten and soon the foursome begin to double date, which includes dinner with heavy drinking of the finest wines culminating in numerous steamy sexual encounters betwe...| Read Full Review of Sideways: A Novel
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