Every Bright and Broken Thing

Every Bright and Broken Thing

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brian mcbride By BrianMcBride Updated Feb 02

Sometimes things have to break just so they can be put back together - bigger, brighter, better.
Both haunted by the last question their mother ever asked them before she passed away, the Greyson brothers and their father, a pastor, struggle to pull together the pieces of their lives. 

Sixteen-year-old Liam manages to achieve some measure of popularity by performing as the lead singer of his high school indie pop/rock band, Liam and the Landmarks. But something happened to Liam four years ago at a sleepover at his friend's house. Something that no one can ever know. But in small towns like Summit, Colorado, secrets always seem to find their way out.
Twenty-four-year-old Ezra thought that when he left Summit behind for the busy streets of Chicago he could cure his grief, but instead things just got worse. A failed art school student and recently fired from his dead-end construction job, he turns to alcohol, prescription painkillers, and meaningless one-night stands in hopes that he could forget everything. But Ezra can't run forever. Sooner or later, everything that he's been running from will catch up with him.
With striking dual-perspective narratives, Every Bright and Broken Thing is a story about the unbreakable bond between brothers, the power in coming home, and how to rebuild when everything falls apart.

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