A Life Without Grace

A Life Without Grace

by John M. Mcnamara
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A Life Without Grace by John M. Mcnamara

A Life Without Grace dissects a tense few days in the life of Grayson Eilers, a successful baby-boomer. Grayson, a freelance speechwriter, receives an urgent message from his sister that their mother has suffered a severe heart attack. She is alive, but her condition remains critical. For more than three decades, Grayson has compartmentalized his life, distancing himself physically and emotionally from the modest origins that his mother, his sister and his two brothers represent, while dedicating himself to his new family: his wife and two children. After a terse conversation with his sister, Grayson, feeling angry and helpless, accepts the inevitable: returning to Omaha to confront family members with whom he has never shared any commonality. He arrives in Omaha on the eve of a spring snowstorm that delays the arrival of his wife and his two children, leaving Grayson isolated to cope with the cascade of both predictable and unexpected emotions inherent in his stressful reunion with his estranged family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452839868
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2012
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

In the summer of 1999, John M. McNamara was awarded a professional artist residency at the OxBow Summer Arts Program for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Saugatuck, Michigan, during which portions of A Life Without Grace were written. He is also the author of Hunter's War, a Novella, and Selected Short Stories, and A Final Reflection.

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