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 begging the questions: Can courage be learned? And is it ever too late to follow your heart?
Sorrow is listed among Kirkus' Best Indie Books of 2020.
Sorrow won the Northern California Publishers and Authors Judges' Choice Award.
"This novel is a rare gem: a profoundly warm, witty story about art, love, and the journey of the soul from my all-time favorite author. Worth the wait! DeBartolo's emotionally rich characters remind us that it is both painfully difficult and astonishingly beautiful to be human."
-Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
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About the Author
Tiffanie DeBartolo is the author of the novels God-Shaped Hole and How To Kill a Rockstar, as well as the graphic novel Grace: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story. She is the co-founder and Chief Executive Super Goddess of Bright Antenna Records, the co-founder of the ShineMaker foundation, and also wrote and directed the film Dream For An Insomniac. She lives in Mill Valley, California.