Lonesome Lies Before Us: A Novel

Lonesome Lies Before Us: A Novel

by Don Lee

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Overview

A contemporary ballad of heartbreak, failure, and unquenchable longing, this novel presents Don Lee at his best.

Yadin Park is a talented alt-country musician whose career has floundered—doomed first by his homely looks and lack of stage presence and then by a progressive hearing disorder. His girlfriend, Jeanette Matsuda, might have been a professional photographer but for a devastating heartbreak in her teens. Now Yadin works for Jeanette’s father’s carpet-laying company in California while Jeanette cleans rooms at a local resort.

When Yadin’s former lover and musical partner, the celebrated Mallory Wicks, comes back into his life, all their most private hopes and desires are exposed, their secret fantasies about love and success put to the test.

Drawn to the music of indie singer-songwriters like Will Johnson, who helped shape the lyrics in this book, Don Lee has written a novel that unforgettably captures America’s deepest yearnings. Beautifully sad and laced with dark humor, Lonesome Lies Before Us is a profound, heartfelt romance, a soulful and memorable song.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393608816
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,017,805
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Don Lee is the author of the many novels, including The Collective and Wrack and Ruin. He has received the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, among others. His stories have appeared in the Kenyon Review, GQ, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere.

Corey M. Snow is a full-time audiobook narrator and voice talent from the great Pacific Northwest, working from his home studio in Olympia, Washington. In his life before becoming a narrator he has been a typesetter, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, a software developer, and much more.

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