A heart-warming journey of self-discovery and healing--now available for the Kindle Reader!
Here's what critics are saying about Out There by Sarah Stark:
"...poetic..." "...life-affirming..." "... a deep and mystical experience..." "...almost haunting..." "...a glowing road trip of magical realism..." "5 Stars!"
In this lyrical, evocative novel, Stark summons the possibility of salvation in tragedy.
Iraq war veteran Jefferson Long Soldier returns home with a wounded soul and a copy of Gabriel García Márquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, which he carried with him through combat and credits for saving his life. But when neither family nor a psychologist can help ease his transition to civilian life, Jefferson journeys by motorbike across Mexico in search of salvation and the reclusive García Márquez.
A tribute to magical realism and the transforming power of fiction, Stark's novel juxtaposes violence and gentleness and merges logic with sensuous atmosphere to question the boundaries of reality. Jefferson's struggle for peace reveals an existence as fluid and magical as a dream but with consequences. –Publishers Weekly, starred review
˃˃˃ It's the book that many are calling the "Catcher in the Rye" for the Iraq/Afghan War generation.
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I was drawn into the story pretty quickly, it was pretty captivating. I've had many family members who have served overseas, so it was pretty impacting to read how a returning soldier coped after returning home. The author wrote it in a way where you could feel the struggles that he was going through.
The the soldier's love of the story One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is powerful, in which it is the lifeline that keeps him rooted into the world despite what he is dealing with after returning back from Iraq.
I do wish that I would have reading One Hundred Years of Solitude before this book, because I have no doubt it would have added a depth to this book that I missed out on by reading this one first.
This story is a good one, and a powerful one.