Out of Season (Hardcover)

By Robert Bausch

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780151010141, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005



Four characters burdened by the past intersect at a fading resort town when County Sheriff David Caldwell is called in to restore the order destroyed by the town bully, Cecil Edwards-a giant of a man who operates the Ferris wheel. Caldwell must also face the sorrow that has been his daily companion when he reunites with his son, Todd, who has been in prison for the accidental death of his brother. During this reconciliation, Todd meets a mysterious young woman, Lindsey, who is searching for her long-lost brother and finds a love she never knew possible.
With the intensity of a Shakespearean tragedy, these four people are drawn into the gravitational pull of family. Robert Bausch draws on the heartbreaking energy of families in distress like no other writer, and Out of Season resonates with the purity of redemption in the face of irretrievable losses.

Praise For Out of Season


"A splendid novel, original in the best sense . . . raising the kinds of questions that families are always asking."--The New York Times Book Review

"A courageous and beautiful book--moving, tragic, wise, but also starkly and necessarily comic."--The Washington Post Book World