A Thousand Miles from Nowhere by John Gregory Brown
"You have lost everything, yes?" Everything? Henry thought; he considered the word. Had he lost everything?
Fleeing New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Henry Garrett is haunted by the ruins of his marriage, a squandered inheritance, and the teaching job he inexplicably quit. He pulls into a small Virginia town after three days on the road, hoping to silence the ceaseless clamor in his head. But this quest for peace and quiet as the only guest at a roadside motel is destroyed when Henry finds himself at the center of a bizarre and violent tragedy. As a result, Henry winds up stranded at the ramshackle motel just outside the small town of Marimore, and it's there that he is pulled into the lives of those around him: Latangi, the motel's recently widowed proprietor, who seems to have a plan for Henry; Marge, a local secretary who marshals the collective energy of her women's church group; and the family of an old man, a prisoner, who dies in a desperate effort to provide for his infirm wife.
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books (June 28, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316302805
- ISBN-13: 978-0316302807
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds