Overview - A debut novel about a man and his romantic quest to find the woman he loved and lost years before. What would you do if you had a second chance with the one that got away? More than thirty-five years ago, Gordon Meyers, an aspiring writer with a low number in the draft lottery, packed his belongings and reluctantly drove away, leaving behind Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn't imagine living without. Read more...
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A debut novel about a man and his romantic quest to find the woman he loved and lost years before. What would you do if you had a second chance with the one that got away?
More than thirty-five years ago, Gordon Meyers, an aspiring writer with a low number in the draft lottery, packed his belongings and reluctantly drove away, leaving behind Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn't imagine living without.
Now, decades later, Gordon is a former globe-trotting consultant with a grown son, an ex-wife, and an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again. Though she's stunned when Gordon walks into her Manhattan office, Glenna agrees to accompany him for a drink. As the two head out into the snow-swept city, they rediscover the passion that once drew them together--before it tore them apart. And as the evening unfolds, Gordon will finally reveal the true reason for his return. . . . Comeback Love
is an evocative journey into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s, and who never truly let each other go. Plumbing the depths of youth, regret, and desire, Peter Golden deftly illuminates the bonds that mysteriously endure in the face of momentous
- ISBN-13: 9781451656329
- ISBN-10: 1451656327
- Publisher: Washington Square Press
- Publish Date: April 2012
- Page Count: 294
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
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Journalist Golden’s debut novel—originally published by Staff Picks Press in 2010—follows middle-aged Gordon Meyers, who, attempting to escape mysterious troubles, revisits New York City and his long-lost love, Glenna Rising, whom he met in the summer of ’68 when she was a med student and abortion rights activist. Gordon—then a wayward undergrad clinging to a draft deferment—and Glenna fell for one another and moved in together, but the consequences of the turbulent times and zealous ideologies soon tore the pair apart. Decades later in the present day, as the country is again in the midst of a drawn-out war, Gordon and Glenna look back and relive their brief but passionate relationship. Though the characters’ dialogue is often wooden, Gordon and Glenna have a credible chemistry, and their romance rises and falls with the familiar but engrossing tempo of reckless, youthful passion. It is unfortunate and distracting, then, that Golden (Quiet Diplomat) has his characters traipse from one watershed boomer moment to the next, less an authentic recollection of generational milestones (Woodstock, Vietnam, etc.) than a glib re-enactment. Agent: Susan Golomb, the Susan Golomb Agency. (Apr.)