Next Train Out (Paperback)

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Next Train Out (Paperback)


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As the U.S. enters the Second World War, Effie Mae Board thinks she knows her husband of seven years. But a chance discovery prompts her to untangle the secrets of his early life and the wreckage he has left in his wake. As she struggles with these revelations--and examines the decisions she herself made as a young mother--the reader glimpses her husband, Lyons, recklessly careening from one fresh start to another as he tries to find his place after returning from the Great War.

NEXT TRAIN OUT started with the author's desire to learn something about a missing grandfather and turned into a picaresque tale of an enigmatic rogue searching for a different life. Is Lyons a heartless narcissist and a scoundrel, or a lost soul trying to navigate the cultural fractures and shifting mores of the early twentieth century?

Whatever you decide about Lyons, there's no doubt who Effie Mae is. Readers have fallen in love with the straight-shooting native of the Eastern Kentucky coal camps who tries her level best to understand Lyons and accept him, despite his transgressions. She and Lyons come from vastly different worlds, but they find uncommon common ground in their resiliency and their fearless embrace of each other.

Product Details ISBN: 9780999254035
ISBN-10: 0999254030
Publisher: Murky Press
Publication Date: April 20th, 2020
Pages: 290
Language: English