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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 few younger guy looking desire, neighborhood, and finally restoration from habit in a chain of midway homes and boys’ homes—the first publication to so vividly seize this world.

In his past due children Tom Macher rebelled opposed to an international that appeared stacked opposed to him. Raised in a damaged relatives and estranged from an absentee father agony with AIDS, Macher grew to become to alcohol to flee the painful loneliness of his reality.

In speedy succession, he's kicked out of college, after which his mother’s apartment, despatched to a boys’ domestic in Montana, and later, a midway apartment in a truck-stop city of Louisiana. It used to be there that Macher encounters a group of younger males suffering to survive—outcasts and thieves, liars and ex-cons, males looking redemption, males working from the previous. 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, demise, recovery—and the bizarre good looks that kinds within the bonds of these who are suffering. In visceral, extraordinary prose, he introduces the unforgettable characters he meets alongside the best way, from a former baby actor, a tender youngster suffering from schizophrenia, a tough-love habit counselor, a sex-addicted social employee, to Matt O, who grew to become Macher’s unswerving pal and wingman. uncooked, disarming, frenetic, and subversive, Halfway is a brutally sincere portrait of the area of down-and-out recuperating alcoholics, and a narrative of ways, of their darkest hour, those males create the bonds that shape a family.

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