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Road Stories: Novellas

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In three ambitious and beautifullly rendered novellas, author Lou Mindar takes the reader on a journey of grief, loneliness, heartache, passion, redemption, and self-discovery. Through trials and tribulations, Mindar's characters find peace and grace in some of the most unlikely locales and situations. His deceptively simple and direct prose tells stories that are familar, yet extraordinary; unadorned, yet evocative.

In Tierra del Fuego, a young husband struggles with grief over the sudden death of his wife, and his discovery that she had been unfaithful. Not able to cope with his emotions in the home he shared with his wife, he begins driving south from his home in Chicago, and doesn't stop until the road literally ends in extreme southern Argentina.

Lake of the Falls is the story of a workaholic attorney who pours himself into his work as a way of avoiding the complications and disappointments of his life. But during a trip back to his hometown in northern Wisconsin, he must face a decades-long feud with his father, which is only complicated when he runs into an old high school flame.

In Back on the Road, three friends, all recent college graduates, set out on a road trip inspired by Jack Kerouac's book,On the Road. They plan to spend most of the summer traveling across the country, seeking adventure and putting off adulthood, but sometimes, even the best laid plans don't turn out as intended.

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