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In 2004, when middle-aged Walker Maguire is called to the deathbed of his estranged father, his thoughts return to 1974. He’d worked that summer at the auto factory where his dad, an unhappily retired Air Force colonel, was employed as plant physician. Witness to a bloody fight falsely blamed on a Mexican immigrant, Walker kept quiet, fearing his white co-workers and tyrannical father. His secret snowballs into lies, betrayals and eventually the disappearance of the Mexican's family, leading to a life-long rift between father and son that can only be mended by bringing 1974 back to life in 2004 to reveals its long-hidden truths.
You Can See More From Up Here is a coming-of-age tale about the illusion of privilege and the power of the past to inform and possibly heal the present.
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“Guerin beautifully captures the powerful contradictions of the relationship between father and son, which combines elements of friendship and antagonism . . . The prose is confident and confessional throughout, and Guerin draws the reader into the compelling story . . . A poignantly told story of ruminative remembrance.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author:
Mark Guerin recently moved to Maine. A graduate of Grub Street’s Novel Incubator program in Boston, Mark has an MFA from Brandeis University and is a winner of an Illinois Arts Council Grant, the Mimi Steinberg Award for Playwriting and Sigma Tau Delta's Eleanor B. North Poetry Award. A contributor to the novelist’s blog, Dead Darlings, he is also also a playwright, copywriter and journalist. You Can See More From Up Here is his first novel.