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By Tom Macher

ISBN-10: 1501112600

ISBN-13: 9781501112607

From a searing new literary voice, a uncooked, compulsively readable memoir a couple of younger guy looking desire, group, and eventually restoration from dependancy in a chain of midway homes and boys’ homes—the first e-book to so vividly catch this world.

In his overdue kids Tom Macher rebelled opposed to a global that appeared stacked opposed to him. Raised in a damaged kinfolk and estranged from an absentee father pain with AIDS, Macher became to alcohol to flee the painful loneliness of his reality.

In quickly succession, he's kicked out of college, after which his mother’s condominium, despatched to a boys’ domestic in Montana, and later, a midway condo in a truck-stop city of Louisiana. It used to be there that Macher encounters a neighborhood of younger males suffering to survive—outcasts and thieves, liars and ex-cons, males looking redemption, males working from the earlier. As he strikes additional clear of boyhood and embraces a hard-won sobriety, those men—the damaged, the hardscrabble, the close to gone—become his salvation.

Macher captures the pains of sobriety—suicide, loss of life, recovery—and the bizarre good looks that kinds within the bonds of these who are suffering. In visceral, outstanding prose, he introduces the unforgettable characters he meets alongside the way in which, from a former baby actor, a tender teenager suffering from schizophrenia, a tough-love dependancy counselor, a sex-addicted social employee, to Matt O, who turned Macher’s dependable good friend and wingman. uncooked, disarming, frenetic, and subversive, Halfway is a brutally sincere portrait of the realm of down-and-out getting better alcoholics, and a narrative of the way, of their darkest hour, those males create the bonds that shape a family.

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