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Sorrow

by Tiffanie DeBartolo

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Sorrow by Tiffanie DeBartolo
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2020
    270 pages
    Genre: Novels

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From Tiffanie DeBartolo, author of God Shaped Hole, How to Kill a Rock Star, and Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story, comes Sorrow, a poignant story about friendship and love, art and music, and how these pursuits can save us from ourselves.

Joe Harper has backpedaled throughout his life. A once-promising guitar prodigy, he's been living without direction since abandoning his musical dreams. Now into his thirties, having retreated from every opportunity he's had to level up, he has lost his family, his best friend, and his own self-respect.

But Joe finds an unlikely path to redemption when he starts working as a carpenter for the bohemian conceptual artist October Danko. The job returns him to his hometown, loaded with bittersweet reminders of his former life, in the shadows of his beloved redwood trees. As Joe's relationship with October develops, he yearns to take a daring step toward a bold future, but struggles to escape the craven decisions of his past.

Sorrow is a stunning, moving novel that explores masculinity and suspended adolescence, all the while examining: Can courage be learned? And is it ever too late to follow your heart?

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"A lost soul confronts a lifetime of regrets and the power of art in this novel ... A smart, thoughtful work that balances romance with intriguing philosophical questions." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Tiffanie DeBartolo

Tiffanie DeBartolo's most recent novel is Sorrow. Her previous novels include God Shaped Hole (2002), How To Kill a Rock Star (2005), and the graphic novel Grace: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story (2019). She also wrote and directed the film Dream for an Insomniac (1996) starring Jennifer Aniston and Ione Skye.

Tiffanie is the founder and CEO of San Francisco Bay Area record label Bright Antenna, whose roster of artists include The Wombats, Wilderado, Sports Team, and Prep, and is the cofounder of the ShineMaker Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to supporting human rights, women's rights, education, animal welfare, and the environment.

In her spare time, Tiffanie is a traveler, poet, chef, runner, yogi, hiker, biker, sister, friend, lover, dreamer, artist, style icon, and doggie mama.

She lives in Mill Valley with her husband Scott Schumaker and her two Irish Wolfhounds, Dipsea and Kazoo.

You can find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TiffanieDeBartoloAuthor

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