Raising Jake

Raising Jake

Book - 2009
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"Sammy Sullivan is working his way down the ladder success. Divorced and pushing fifty, his relationships have the longevity of a fruit fly. But how many men can get themselves fired and have their only son expelled from prep school all in one day? Now, after almost eighteen years, he and Jake may finally get to know each other. (That's if his ex-wife - the super-achiever Sammy can only dream of being - doesn't find out.) Jake knows virtually nothing about his roots. So, Sammy shows him the old neighborhood in the far reaches of Queens. But it's been thirty years. The older woman Sammy lost his virginity to now uses a walker to get around. Most of his old hangouts are long gone. It's dreary, born-to-lose stuff. But Jake is on a mission. Wise beyond his (and his Dad's) years, he doesn't want his father to miss out the second time around on all the good things be blew the first time. And they've got a whole weekend together - a journey where Sammy will confront his dysfunctional childhood, and Jake will face a past he never knew he had."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780758235046
0758235046
Characteristics: 341 p. ;,21 cm.

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