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Like most boys, Jason Blake wants to please his father and older brother. But this erratic father and hyper-competitive brother challenge beyond the norm. To find his way, Jason tries on different roles: schoolyard bully, football player, actor, student. 

At 20, Jason escapes his Midwest home and seeks independence and adventure - first to Cape Cod, later to Europe. Each adventure takes Jason farther from his father and brother. Each brings him closer to finding himself. When he returns home, the world as he knew it explodes, and Jason risks all to protect his mother from his violent father.

The dramatic and unforgettable course of events changes the lives in this family forever. And they promise to change the listener, too.

©2019 John Young (P)2019 John Young

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Whoa... dang this is getting real!

I loved this story. I've no idea how real this is, but kept wondering if this isn't too strange to be invented. The story unfolds beautifully with characters that make the whole listen so believable that you want it to be real... then you don't... then you do... Anyway the climax(s) are gripping and tense. Loved that the author tells this story like recounting childhood memories that leave one to sweat a little as the characters come to maturity through dangerous catharsis. Great commute book.