Evan had a hit single, but that was ten years ago. Thirty-one now, he’s drifting, playing in a local band and teaching middle-aged men to coax music from an electric guitar.
When his high school sweetheart is killed in a car crash, he finds himself suddenly responsible for a resentful fourteen-year-old son he’s never known. Now Evan must get his life together and face up to the burning secret that haunts him.
Praise for How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets
“Captivating, moving, and always observant…a wonderful, beautiful book; I will never forget it!” —Ben Sherwood, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
“Hits all the frets of a powerful story: sharp witted dialogue, vivid characters, insight into medical challenges and prose that snaps like well-placed plucks of guitar strings…. I hold up my lighter and turn it full-flame for Stein’s latest work. Encore!” —Seattle Times
“A funny, bewitching, observant book about families, fathers and sons, and growing up, no matter how old you are.” —Oregonian
“A compelling tale.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“An engrossing family drama.” —Publishers Weekly