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Publisher's Summary

From Garth Stein, the New York Times best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, Audible presents How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, winner of a Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award—in audio for the first time, and read by one of our most talented narrators, Oliver Wyman.
Thirty-one-year-old Seattle rocker Evan has been drifting. He had a hit single ten years ago, but lately he’s merely been getting by, teaching middle-aged men how to play the electric guitar. When his high-school girlfriend is killed in a car crash, he suddenly finds himself responsible for Dean, the fourteen-year-old son he’s never known.
Dean changes everything. Evan can't keep drifting now that he's a father. He will have to do something about his life if he's going to provide for the two of them. Partly this will mean finally confronting his own father. It will also mean facing up to the nagging, burning issue that is like a hole in his soul: the epilepsy that haunts him and threatens his every moment.
©2004 Garth Stein (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"An engrossing family drama." (Publishers Weekly)
"A compelling tale." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
"Funny, bewitching, observant." (The Oregonian)
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By Dani on 10-28-16

Garth Stein is a great story teller

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - I love Garth Stein's writing style. He's such an engaging story teller. This story is frustrating and enthralling at the same time.

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Highly recommend Garth Stein's other books!

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By L. Brailsford on 02-16-16

really enjoyed listening to this story.

heart felt and engaging. Oliver Wyman really drew me in with his interpretation and dramatic reading.

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By C. Ward on 03-04-16

Beautifully told story

This is the second Garth Stein I've heard. I will now listen to all the rest. Writing style that I find fascinating and narrated superbly particularly the end where the final wrap comes across with absolute clarity. Garth Stein has an amazing way of seeing and describing things that resonates with me, i am sure many others feel the same

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