A Long Highway

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Micah is in the midst of a mid-life crisis. His whole life seems to stretch out before him like a long highway: endless, monotonous, lonely. His job as a sportswriter used to give him such a buzz that he sacrificed his marriage to the long-suffering Alice. He has his friends, two children, tries to enjoy the mindless singles scene, but all the while he knows there is something missing.

A random act of violence forces him to reassess his entire existence, and Micah takes to the ...

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Overview

Micah is in the midst of a mid-life crisis. His whole life seems to stretch out before him like a long highway: endless, monotonous, lonely. His job as a sportswriter used to give him such a buzz that he sacrificed his marriage to the long-suffering Alice. He has his friends, two children, tries to enjoy the mindless singles scene, but all the while he knows there is something missing.

A random act of violence forces him to reassess his entire existence, and Micah takes to the highway in earnest, searching for meaning and a signpost to point his life in the right direction once more.

About the Author:

Michael Embry is the executive editor of Kentucky Monthly magazine. He lives in Frankfort, Ky., with his wife, Mary, and two sons, Justin and Sean. He is a member of the Kentucky Writers Coalition, Romance Writers of America, Kentucky Romance Writers, the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, and the United States Basketball Writers Association. He enjoys tennis, hiking, camping, reading, and music.

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What People Are Saying

Evelyn Trimborn
A powerful, evocative novel about a man on the brink.
—Evelyn Trimborn, Heedless Hearts
Sorcha MacMurrough
"...for though the highway of life which the author uses as a metaphor often seems straight, it has many unpredictable twists and turns.
—Sorcha MacMurrough, Call Home the Heart
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583454312
  • Publisher: Domhan Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Pages: 271
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Embry is the author of three nonfiction basketball books and five novels including Shooting Star for Wings ePress in 2011. His career includes more than 30 years in journalism as a reporter, sportswriter and editor. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and serves on the selection committee of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. He lives in Frankfort, Ky., with his wife, Mary, and Yorkshire terriers, Baxter and Bucky.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2001

    A Long Highway

    A powerful, evocative novel about a man on the brink. Micah is so ordinary, that this is his strength as a character: how many other thousands of Micahs are there out there, loving, losing, struggling to make sense of their lives. Or simply trying to force themselves to be content with whatever small blessings they have managed to wrest for themselves from an unforgiving society. Micah has the courage to admit his mistakes, to face tough decisions, to feel grief and misery, and yet still retain his humanity. The novel is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2001

    A Long Highway

    Micah had it all and lost it: a great wife, two terrific kids, a fabulous job. Maybe he just took it for granted, or perhaps he never realized how many people envied him all he had, until he wakes up alone one day, and acknowledges that he has made the wrong decisions. Trying to get himself on the straight and narrow again is difficult, for though the highway of life which the author uses as a metaphor often seems straight, it has many unpredictable twists and turns. His relationship with Cora, his ex-wife Alice, and the down-to-earth, motherly Pearl, help redeem his lost paradise, though not without a price. Sorcha MacMurrough, Call Home the Heart

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