Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Car Thief is now at discounted price!!

Hi everyone,

A little while back I reviewed Theodore Weesner's novel The Car Thief

Here is the book description from the publicist to refresh your memories:
It's 1959. Sixteen year-old Alex Housman has just stolen his fourteenth car and frankly doesn't know why. His divorced, working class father grinds out the night shift at the local Chevy Plant in Detroit, kept afloat by the flask in his glove compartment and the open bottles of booze in his Flint, Michigan home.

Abandoned and alone, father and son struggle to express a deep love for each other, even as Alex fills his day juggling cheap thrills and a crushing depression. He cruises and steals, running from, and to, the polic, compelled by reasons he frustratingly can't put into words. And then there's Irene Shaeffer, the pretty girl in school whose admiration Alex needs like a drug in order to get by. Broke and fighting to survive, Alex and his father face the realities of estrangement, incarceration, and even violence as their lives hurtle toward the climatic episode that a New York Times reviewer called "one of the most profoundly powerful in American fiction."

In this rich, beautifully crafted story, Weesner accomplishes a rare feat: He's written a transcendent piece of literature in deceptively plain language, painting a gripping portait of a father and a son, otherwise invisible among the mundane, everyday details of life in blue collar America.

A true and enduring American classic.

And here is a link to my review: Click Here =D

Anyways, the reason I posting again about The Car Thief is because recently The Car Thief was chosen for "Amazon's Summer Reading Promotion" which means that the e-book will be available on Kindle for only $2.99, but it will only be that price till June 24th which is just a couple days away! This means if you want to buy The Car Thief at it's new awesome price you need to act fast!! 

If you use something other than Kindle you can find the book at Astor and Blue's website HERE

I hope you enjoy this discounted price and read The Car Thief for yourselves!!