Bill Warrington's last chance

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Read James King's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. A magnificent debut about a man's odyssey toward family redemption- with his granddaughter along for the ride Bill Warrington realizes he has Alzheimer's and his lucid days are numbered. Determined to repair a lifetime of damage to his estranged adult children, Bill takes off with his fifteen-year-old granddaughter April on a cross-country drive, bound for San Francisco, where she dreams of becoming a rock star. As the unlikely pair heads west, Bill leaves clues intended to force his three children-including April's frantic mother-to overcome their mutual distrust and long-held grievances to work together to find them. In this dazzling road trip novel, James King masterfully explores themes of aging, sibling rivalry, family dysfunction, and coming of age, against a backdrop of the American heartland. Unflinching, funny, and poignant, Bill Warrington's Last Chance speaks to that universal longing for familial reconciliation, love, and forgiveness.
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subject_facetAlzheimer's disease -- Fiction
Granddaughters -- Fiction
Grandfathers -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Parent and adult child -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Road fiction
title_displayBill Warrington's last chance
title_fullBill Warrington's last chance / James King
Bill Warrington's last chance [electronic resource] King, James, 1955-
title_shortBill Warrington's last chance
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Granddaughters
Grandfathers
Parent and adult child