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A Song for the Asking by Steve Gannon

No stranger has the capacity to truly hurt you; that terrible power is held only in the hands of those you love. Rarely does a first novel come along that is both compassionate and unflinching in its portrayal of a family shattered by tragedy.In this intense and poignant debut, Steve Gannon tells a story that is impossible to put down--and impossible to forget. Detective Daniel Kane is the self-proclaimed king of his castle--his California beachfront home--and a loving despot to his subjects: his wife, Catheryn, and his four children, Tommy, Travis, Allison, and Nate.With a relentless perfectionism and razor-edge cynicism born of years on the LAPD, Kane is determined to recast his children in his own image, steeling them to face a harsh and violent world. Although Catheryn struggles to soften the rigors of his exacting love, over the course of a single, shattering summer, Kanes expectations will bring tragedy to each of his children, plunging the entire family into an abyss of heartbreak that will test the limits of its strength.Yet, in a devastating moment that changes all of the Kanes forever, it is Travis alone who will find the courage to defy his father and, ultimately, to redeem him. Told against a finely drawn backdrop ranging from the High Sierra to the beaches of Malibu and the gritty streets of Los Angeles, A Song for the Asking is an electrifying first novel--deeply moving, compelling, and filled with candor, compassion, and humor--signaling the emergence of a remarkable new talent.

Author: Steve Gannon

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 353

Publisher: Bantam Books

Publication Date: 1997-01-01

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ISBN: 0553101641

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