Expiration Date: A Novel
Duane Swierczynski

In this neighborhood, make a wrong turn and you’re history. Mickey Wade is a recently-unemployed journalist who lucked into a rent-free apartment – his sick grandfather’s place. The only problem: it’s in a lousy neighborhood. The one where Mickey grew up, in fact. The one he was so desperate to escape.

But now he’s back. Dead broke. And just when he thinks he’s reached rock bottom, Mickey wakes up in the past. Literally.

At first he thinks it’s a dream. All of the stores he remembered from his childhood, the cars, the rumble of the elevated train. But as he digs deeper into the past, searching for answers about the grandfather he hardly knows, Mickey meets the twelve-year-old kid who lives in the apartment below. The kid who will grow up to someday murder Mickey’s father.

Expiration Date: A Novel book cover

The writing here was quite different and, although the concept has been done-to-death, it was still refreshingly done and enjoyable to read. Would try more works from the author without hesitation.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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