Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Book Review: Ashes
Middle-aged brothers Jason and Tom Prendergast thought they were completely done with each other. Perceived betrayal had burned the bridge between them, tossing them into the icy river of estrangement. But life – and death – has a robust sense of irony. When they learn that their cruel father has died and made his final request that they travel together across the country to spread his ashes, they have no choice but to spend a long, long car trip in each other’s company. It’s either that or lose out on the contents of the envelope he’s left with his lawyer.
Ashes is the latest novel from Steven Manchester, an author I have gotten to know via social media these past few years. Through the use of dialogue and memories (the latter which trigger flashbacks), Manchester allows the reader to know these two very different brothers as they each discover that their troubled upbringing provides them with some common ground after all. Like the road trip the brothers take, I found this one moved along at a rather quick pace and I was able to read it over the course of a few days.
Ashes was published on February of 2017 and is available at all the usual book outlets (brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers).
Steven Manchester's website can be found at http://www.StevenManchester.com. He is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/AuthorStevenManchester.
For more of my reviews of his other books, please click here.