Dylan Glass, an 18-year-old high school dropout, has been kicked out of his mother and stepdad’s palatial house. Now homeless, he sleeps in his SUV behind an abandoned movie theater in an aging San Fernando Valley suburb. Although he has a job at a dollar store and support from the people he meets, he finds himself challenged by old temptations and a new woman, the alluring and enigmatic Pearl.
Miles away in Orange County, his estranged father, Dr. Oliver Glass, struggles with demons of his own. A private practice and a beautiful girlfriend with children of her own can't make up for a past of tragedy and abuse. Memories of long-ago terrors constantly haunt Oliver.
Oliver seeks to reconnect with his son. Dylan seeks love and acceptance. Can they overcome their painful pasts? Or will they surrender to their self-destructive urges? Find out in the new adult novel that has been called “an intensely moving story” and a “powerful page turner,” The Remainders.
Matthew Arnold Stern is a Southern California native who grew up in Reseda and lives in Orange County. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Northridge. The Remainders is his second novel published by Black Rose Writing. His debut with Black Rose Writing, Amiga, was called “a brilliantly plotted, well-crafted historical novel” and “a good and entertaining read.” He earned awards for his writing and public speaking, including Distinguished Toastmaster and an Award of Excellence from the International Online Communications Competition. He is married with two children, a granddaughter, and lots of cats.
As a doctor, Oliver Glass finds his most difficult patient is himself.
One 145-milligram tablet of fenofibrate for my triglycerides. One 50-milligram tablet of losartan for high blood pressure. One 81-milligram tablet of low-dosage aspirin for heart health. And one 5-milligram tablet of Cialis for an awful 17-year marriage. Because of that marriage, I used to take other medicines. Because of Rachel, I stopped needing to take them.