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Publisher:Biblioasis, 2014Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Robertson, Ray.Date:Created2014Summary:
'So,' she says. 'Who died tonight?' Sam Samson, meet Samantha. Sam's a novelist: his dad has Alzheimer's, his mother died of stroke, his wife was killed seventeen months ago in a car crash. Samantha, eighteen, is a cutter. She lives across the street from Sam's parents' house. Marijuana and loneliness spark an unlikely friendship, which Sam finds hard to navigate, especially as his dad's condition worsens and the money for his care suddenly vanishes. Yet somehow, between a record player and a park bench, through late-night conversations about the deaths of Sam's musical heroes, and ultimately through each other, Sam and Samantha learn to endure the things they fear most. Starring a 40-something writer who stumbles through the small town he thought he'd left behind forever, and a marooned teenager who wishes she were anywhere else,'I Was There The Night He Died'is a saucy, swaggering look at loss, love, and the redeeming power of music in the twenty-first century.Original Publisher: Windsor, Ontario, BiblioasisLanguage(s): English