The Long Rain

The Long Rain

Book - 1997
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Upon the break-up of his marriage, San Francisco lawyer Jason Dark returns to his late father's land, a stone home in the California wine region with a seventy-five-year-old vineyard grown over from neglect. While nursing the vines back to life, Jason begins to heal himself, opening up a law practice in the small town nearby, and reuniting with his wife and son, who come to live in the now thriving winery.But in an instant his hard-won peace is put in jeopardy. Jason cannot rid himself of one habit which bespeaks a restless urge: his late night drives through the mountains. And one rainy night, driving recklessly on what should have been an abandoned road, he hits and kills a teenaged boy. The decision he makes -- to protect his family, his budding wine business and law practice -- changes the course of Jason Dark's life forever.The Long Rain is a masterful piece of writing: carefully layered, told with grace and speed and power, a book that places an ordinary man in the most profound moral crisis and leaves the reader wondering In that circumstance, what would I have done?
Publisher: New York : Picador, 1997.
ISBN: 9780312155711
0312155719
Branch Call Number: GADO
Characteristics: 298p. 24cm.

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