Electric God

Electric God

Book - 2000
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From the author of "Pay It Forward" comes a novel that is both a compelling drama and a deeply moving love story, a contemporary reinterpretation of the Book of Job.

Hayden Reese once believed he could have it all. He had a wife he loved completely, a daughter he adored, and a new child -- a son, they were told -- on the way. And then little by little, his life came undone.

But this destruction mirrored a much older trag-edy. Hayden's life had begun to come apart years before, when his little brother died in an act of bravado -- caused by his insistence on playing the role of the cocky, confident son their father wanted -- an accident Hayden felt he should have been there to prevent.

Years later, when Hayden loses his son at childbirth, his ancient rage against the unfairness of life overwhelms him. Eventually this rage robs him of everything else he has loved in this life -- his marriage, his family, his home.

As "Electric God" begins, Hayden Reese is a middle-aged man unsuccessfully trying to bury his past. He is newly released from jail, living a marginal life in a remote California town. He has just buried his

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000
ISBN: 9780743211185
Call Number: F Hyde Cat
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 22 cm


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