Chasing Windmills

Chasing Windmills

eBook - 2008 | 1st ed.
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Two people trapped by life's circumstances break free and find a place in the world where love is genuine and selfless. By the author of Pay It Forward. ... Both Sebastian and Maria live in a world ruled by fear. Sebastian, a lonely seventeen-year-old, is suffocating under his dominant father's control. In the ten years since his mother passed away, his father has kept him "safe" by barely allowing him out of their apartment. Sebastian's secret late-night subway rides are rare acts of rebellion. another is a concealed friendship with his neighbor Delilah, who encourages him to question his father's version of reality. Soon it becomes unclear whether even his mother's death was a lie. Maria, a young mother of two, is trying to keep peace at home despite her boyfriend's abuse. When she loses her job, she avoids telling him by riding the subways during her usual late-night shift. She knows her sister, Stella, is right: She needs to "live in the truth" and let the chips fall where they may. But she still hasn't been able to bring herself to do it. And soon he will expect her paycheck to arrive.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday/Flying Dolphin Press, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385525725
0385525729
Characteristics: 262 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: I remember windmills
Summary: Two people trapped by life's circumstances break free and find a place in the world where love is genuine and selfless. By the author of Pay It Forward. ... Both Sebastian and Maria live in a world ruled by fear. Sebastian, a lonely seventeen-year-old, is suffocating under his dominant father's control. In the ten years since his mother passed away, his father has kept him "safe" by barely allowing him out of their apartment. Sebastian's secret late-night subway rides are rare acts of rebellion. another is a concealed friendship with his neighbor Delilah, who encourages him to question his father's version of reality. Soon it becomes unclear whether even his mother's death was a lie. Maria, a young mother of two, is trying to keep peace at home despite her boyfriend's abuse. When she loses her job, she avoids telling him by riding the subways during her usual late-night shift. She knows her sister, Stella, is right: She needs to "live in the truth" and let the chips fall where they may. But she still hasn't been able to bring herself to do it. And soon he will expect her paycheck to arrive.

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fionacarrington
Mar 14, 2015

A motivated book with such great chemistry between Sebastian and Maria. It will really move you A+++++

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itstartswithano
Jan 24, 2011

Realistic portrayal of two young people trying to escape the lives they are trapped in. Some really loveable characters; Sebastian in particular is a great example of a 'good man'.

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