The Last Good Chance (eBook)
Jack Lambeau is the prodigal son returned home to Lakeland, New York; the Ivy-League educated architectural visionary brought home to reinvent the dying port town and smooth over its self imposed scars. His friend, Steven Turner is the Brooklyn-born local reporter who will bear witness to the city's successes and failures. Between them come Jack's beautiful fiancee Anne--an artist with secrets of her own - and his undisciplined brother Harris, hired by Jack to remove the suspicious barrels of waste from Lakeland's broken heart.
As the town struggles to find a new identity, these four characters must find their way through their own unexpected transformations and along the way attempt to answer the questions that plague us all: what is the price of loyalty, filialty, goodness and love?
About the Author
Tom Barbash's fiction has appeared in Tin House, Story, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Stanford University, where he now teaches. He is also the author of On Top of the World.
Praise for The Last Good Chance…
"Confident and highly enjoyable...a smart, brisk first novel difficult to put down." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Barbash brings fresh seriousness and sympathy and wit to bear on the ancient problem of loyalty. This is an ambitious, deftly plotted, multifariously satisfying piece of genuine American realism." --Jonathan Franzen
"Intricately plotted...ambition marks Barbash’s satisfying first novel. . . it rewards the reader with wisdom and winning characters." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"A captivating debut." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The Last Good Chance is an ambitious piece of work, a brash, big-strokes book....There are layers upon layers of rich material here." --The New York Times Book Review