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So long, Chester Wheeler : a novel
2022
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Roped into providing end-of-life care for his insufferable homophobic neighbor, Chester Wheeler, Lewis Madigan, young, gay and out of work, agrees to take Chester on a two-thousand-mile road trip during which they form a bond neither of them expected. - (Baker & Taylor)

Roped into providing end-of-life care for his insufferable homophobic neighbor, Chester Wheeler, Lewis Madigan?—?young, gay and out of work?—?agrees to take Chester, who hits him with a dying wish, on a 2,000-mile road trip during which they form a bond neither of them expected. Original. - (Baker & Taylor)

Unlikely road trip companions form an unexpected bond in an uplifting novel about the past—lost and found—by the New York Times and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author.

Lewis Madigan is young, gay, out of work, and getting antsy when he’s roped into providing end-of-life care for his insufferable homophobic neighbor, Chester Wheeler. Lewis doesn’t need the aggravation, just the money. The only requirements: run errands, be on call, and put up with a miserable old churl no one else in Buffalo can bear. After exchanging barbs, bickering, baiting, and pushing buttons, Chester hits Lewis with the big ask.

Lewis can’t say no to a dying wish: drive Chester to Arizona in his rust bucket of a Winnebago to see his ex-wife for the first time in thirty-two years—for the last time. One week, two thousand miles. To Lewis, it becomes an illuminating journey into the life and secrets of a vulnerable man he’s finally beginning to understand. A neighbor, a stranger, and a surprising new friend whose closure on a conflicted past is also just beginning.

So Long, Chester Wheeler is an uplifting novel about looking deeper into the heart and soul to form bonds with the last people we’d expect—only to discover that they’re the ones who need it most.

- (Brilliance Audio)

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