Days Are Gone

Days Are Gone

by Alan Watt


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Alice just walked out of her marriage to aging rock star, Chick Wolfson, leaving behind her San Francisco penthouse and all the trappings this union conferred. She drives north to Seattle to stay with her folks, but never makes it. Chick cancels her credit cards—her parents disapprove of her choice mainly because she’s spent her marriage lying to everyone including herself about the nature of the relationship. With her tank on empty, she crawls into Waiden, a small Oregon town off the coast, and checks into the crumbling Frontier Inn where she lands a minimum wage job. While there, she finds herself attracted to Webb Cooley, a recent parolee of the Oregon State Correctional Facility. Webb is quiet and withdrawn, with secrets of his own. Soon they are pulled into a relationship that they each use to exercise their own particular form of escape, but as they grow closer, their desire to be known threatens to reveal the secrets from their pasts.

Exquisitely written with a propulsive narrative, Days Are Gone explores the power of forgiveness as the surest path to freedom.

Praise for DAYS ARE GONE:

Days Are Gone is beautifully written and utterly absorbing. Alan Watt is a master at creating characters whose internal conflicts and keenly observed emotions are vivid, jarring, and compelling. This is simply a great novel.” —David Liss, New York Times bestselling author of A Conspiracy of Paper and Days of Atonement

“A love story that never takes a predictable turn, Alan Watt somehow manages to paint the worlds of an empty but glamorous Hollywood marriage and simple small town living with equally painful accuracy. By turns unsparing and tender, Days Are Gone ultimately proves that redemption can come in the most unexpected ways.” —Anna David, New York Times bestselling author of Party Girl and Bought

“Watt’s quiet storytelling and elegant prose catapult this book into the fertile regions of the heart, where grief and regret are exchanged for renewal and a second chance. The language is spare and sharp, the characters rendered with exquisite compassion. Days Are Gone examines, with stunning grace and precision, the fragile redemption that can come when we choose to reveal our secrets and make peace with our pasts.” —Leslie Schwartz, bestselling author of Angel’s Crest and Jumping the Green

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643960937
Publisher: Down & Out Books II, LLC
Publication date: 09/30/2019
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Bestselling author Alan Watt has received many awards for his writing, including France’s 2004 Prix Printemps (best foreign novel). He founded LA Writers’ Lab in 2002. He lectures on the creative process and teaches The 90-Day Novel workshops to writers throughout the world. For information on upcoming books go to

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