The Year of Dan Palace
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Dan Palace has always played it safe. He chose the safe job. Married a safe woman. Rarely travels far from home. But something is missing - until a man named Tucker Farling delivers a doomsday prediction that changes his life. In the final minutes before the New Year, Dan musters the courage he desperately needs to embark on a quest to find that missing "something": the sense of adventure and true magic he remembers from his youth, along with the love of his ex-wife, who has hated him since their wedding night nine years before. When things don't go as planned, Dan finds himself on an unexpected road trip with a young hotel worker and her possessive boyfriend. Together, they experience some of the surprising consequences of living life to its passionate fullest - as do the people they love.
Penxere Press, 9780692311943, 270pp.
Publication Date: October 22, 2014
About the Author
Chris Jane is a fiction and freelance writer living in New England. Early work involved going door to door and offering to take out the neighbors' trash for a nickel a bag.