Ash Wednesday Paperback
by Ethan Hawke
Is there anything more terrifying than being in love?
Jimmy Heartsock is so afraid of losing his love Christy, he is going AWOL from the army and chasing after her in order to propose marriage - in a frozen car park.
Christy is terrified, not so much that she's going to have a baby, but because if she takes on Jimmy Heartsock, she may end up with two.
As the unforgettable lovers drive across America, confronting family history, personal hang-ups and questions they've never even asked each other before - about faith, death and learning how to live - the reader is caught up in a sensationally moving, funny and nail-biting drama of love in our time.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 02/06/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747561552
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Review by soylentgreen23
Here Mr Hawke attempts to write the Great American Novel, but fails. Not as bad as it could have been, the prose leaves a lot to be desired, and the principal character is unsympathetic and frankly a little obnoxious. I'm glad I only borrowed it from the library.
Review by laurustina
I actually ddin't even finish this, but got halfway through and realized that I didn't care one way or the other about it's characters, at which point i figured it would be a waste of good reading time to force myself through it.