Friday, October 08, 2010

Pg. 99: Darin Strauss' "Half a Life"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: Half a Life by Darin Strauss.

About the book, from the publisher:
"Half my life ago, I killed a girl."

So begins Darin Strauss' Half a Life, the true story of how one outing in his father's Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. We follow Strauss as he explores his startling past—collision, funeral, the queasy drama of a high-stakes court case—and what starts as a personal tale of a tragic event opens into the story of how to live with a very hard fact: we can try our human best in the crucial moment, and it might not be good enough. Half a Life is a nakedly honest, ultimately hopeful examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past.
Learn more about the book and author at Darin Strauss's website.

The Page 99 Test: Half a Life.

--Marshal Zeringue