A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father called him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changed overnight...
After years of independence, Cameron had to... read more
“You can take your Ferragamo out of your mouth now, Phil”
“Oh, I like you Anna Spinelli. You're a woman after my own heart." --- "You're not interested in a woman going for your heart," she said as he crossed the room. "You want one who's after your body." --- "See, we're getting to know each other already.”
“Better to have it bulldozed and start over." --- "Phil, try to control that wild optimism.”
“Cut it out!" Phillip exploded. "Cut it out right now or I swear I'm going to pull over and knock your heads together. Oh, my God." He took one hand off the wheel to drag it down his face. "I sound like Mom. Forget it. Just forget it. Kill each other. I'll dump the bodies in the mall parking lot and drive to Mexico. I'll learn how to weave mats and sell them on the beach at Cozumel. It'll be quiet, it'll be peaceful. I'll change my name to Raoul, and no one will know I was ever related to a bunch of fools." --- Seth scratched his belly and turned to Cam. "Does he always talk like that?" --- "Yeah, mostly. Sometimes he's going to be Pierre and live in a garret in Paris, but it's the same thing.”
“It wouldn't kill you to add a couple more while you're doing it." Cam broke off a piece of the charcoaled toast. He had almost learned to like it that way. "I made the coffee." --- "The sludge", Phillip corrected. "Let's not get delusions of grandeur.”
single moments, both simple and dramatic, could alter courses forever.Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
“You don’t want to get in the habit of overusing the word ‘fuck’ as an adjective. You’ll miss the vast variety of its uses.”Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“Life’s a gift. It doesn’t always fit comfortably, but it’s precious.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
Ethan takes things as they come and makes the best of them. Phillip wraps his mind around details and ties them up. You push at everything until it works your way.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
“You should appreciate those things while you have them, but you never do. Not all the way. Too busy living. Now and again, you should try to stop to appreciate the little things. They’ll build up if you do.”Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
“Making a home, caring for family is important work. The most important work there is.”Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Guilt was a negative emotion. Anna preferred positive actions, results, direction.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
Cameron, Ethan, and Phillip were all troubled young boys who were adopted at difficult periods in their lives by Raymond and Stella Quinn.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents areHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014. JOVE and the “J” design are trademarks belonging to Penguin Putnam Inc. First edition (electronic): August 2001Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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