The Last Night
“Alex saved my life, and I might have failed to repay the favor.”
Ed Cohen owes his life to Alex Evergreen. Now, after three years since they last saw each other, he has a chance to repay his debt.
Alex’s wife has just walked out on him, and he finds no reason left to live. Ed, however, won’t let his friend go without a fight. Ed bargains for one week to change Alex’s mind and seek out Alex’s true family: the birth parents he has never known.
Armed with only his mother’s name, their journey from Seattle to San Francisco to Los Angeles to the California desert captures the fear, heart, and humor brought on by second chances. Unless both men discover how to stop their collision course, they will lose everything by The Last Night.
The Lookout and Other Stories
“Ashley gives you a nod, so you pull out of the driveway as the sky turns from navy blue to black. Then again, it’s never truly black in LA—more like a charcoal haze dusted with the orange glow of streetlamps.”
Introducing The Lookout and Other Stories, the debut collection of previously published and premiere shorts by Daniel Gardina.
Ranging from the humorous to the dramatic, these five narratives include an absurd trip to the dentist’s office, a girl’s chance encounter with a man who knows her story all too well, and a couple whose lives will permanently change by the time they reach their favorite spot in the city: the lookout.
As a bonus, also added is an excerpt from the novel The Last Night.