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Norton's Ghost by R Canepa
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Norton's Ghost

by R Canepa

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I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway recently. The story follows Kyle, a college student whose father passes away. When his father's will is read, many questions are raised and Kyle is determined to learn the answers. He decides to quit school and hit the road, trying to find...something.

After the reading of the will and the story told by the family friend, I can understand why Kyle wants to find some answers. I had a hard time getting into this book in the beginning as Kyle's character and some of his choices were difficult to relate to. It seems that Mr. Canepa wrote this book into two different time periods. Around the half-way point, somewhere in the middle of the San Francisco visit, the book starts to get more interesting and Kyle seems to grow up a bit and become more relatable. This book is also a good reminder that homelessness happens too often in the United States and that most of the time, people are actually good. If you pick this up, give it some time and it will grow on you. ( )
1 vote walterqchocobo | Mar 11, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 098434540X, Paperback)

The death of Kyle Dearmond's estranged father sheds new light on the mother Kyle never knew. But the will his father left behind raises more questions than it answers and no one seems to know the whole story.

Abandoning the life of a college student to pursue new possibilities, Kyle hits the road in search of answers and to flee the guilt that follows him.

Interwoven between his attempts to piece together his life and its meaning are his trials to find food and shelter on the road. However, not all is dark within the seedy underbelly of San Francisco when Kyle finds a surrogate family he never expected.

Kyle's search will bring either answers or disaster, for the streets and open roads hold both danger and promise.

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