Monument Road (Paperback)

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Monument Road (Paperback)


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November 2013 Indie Next List

“A taciturn, ornery man grieving the loss of his wife plans to release her ashes off a spectacular cliff which she loved, and fling himself off after her. Various interruptions ensue, however, and while driving he revisits decisions, beliefs, and relationships, all with some regrets and some surprises. This novel is remarkable for the layers of meaning inherent in the stories that evolve. Fear, risk, religion, connection, and the landscape all resonate in ways both beautiful and dangerous. The debut of an author with a deft touch and the ability to create a story that is rich and lasting.”
— Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA

An Indie Next list selection and a Publishers Weekly Big Indie Book of Fall 2013

"Full of pathos and humor and sadness, you won't reach the end of this book without feeling fuller and wiser."

Leonard Self has spent a year unwinding his ranch, paying down debts and fending off the darkening. Just one commitment left: taking his wife's ashes to her favorite overlook, where he plans to step off the cliff with her. Memories and encounters along the familiar road seem like obstacles--or they may be signs it's not his final drive after all.
CHARLIE QUIMBY is a fourth-generation Coloradan who spent most of his career in Minnesota after studying at Carleton College. Following an early stint as a bookseller and historical playwright, he wrote for the Minneapolis Star, Honeywell and then his own company, where he was an award-winning writer, annual report creative and marketing strategist. He is a co-author of Planning to Stay, a guide for how to assess your community and take control of its development. Since 2004, he's blogged about culture and politics at Across the Great Divide and splits time between his two home states, where he writes fiction and volunteers with the homeless.
Product Details ISBN: 9781937226251
ISBN-10: 1937226255
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Publication Date: November 12th, 2013
Pages: 365
Language: English