How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets

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Book - 2014 | Tenth anniversary edition.
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When his son's mother dies and leaves him a single parent to Dean, a fourteen-year-old boy he has never met, Evan Wallace is forced to confront his music career and his epilepsy.
Publisher: New York : Soho, [2014]
Edition: Tenth anniversary edition.
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9781569473900
1569473900
9781616954314
1616954310
Branch Call Number: FIC STEIN
Characteristics: 375 pages ; 21 cm

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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Dec 05, 2015

There are times in the book where it is hard to relate to Evan who never seems to consider what his son Dean is going through. His relationship with Mica never seems believable either. The most interesting part of this book is Evan's struggle to live with epilepsy. Evan's epilepsy is in the background of every scene in the book. It explains a lot of his fears, inability to act decisively, and his anger at his family. He also uses his epilepsy as a reason to keep from getting close to anyone.

jcphilli Dec 20, 2011

My favourite so far of Garth Steins 3 novels. Felt closest to reality and even some events in my life experiences. well written and well paced. Highly recommended.

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