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.
About Matthew Arnold Stern (Orange County, California Author)
I am an award-winning writer and public speaker. I have been writing professionally since 1983 as a technical writer, publicist, journalist, and author. I wrote a guide to impromptu speaking, Mastering Table Topics, and three published novels, Amiga, Offline, and Doria. My newest novel, The Remainders, will be published by Black Rose Writing on September 2, 2021.
My achievements include a Distinguished Toastmaster award from Toastmasters International, a Distinguished Technical Communications award from the Orange County Society of Technical Communication, and an Award of Excellence from the International Online Communications Competition. I have given speeches at technical conferences including the Society for Technical Communication and WritersUA. I spoke at the Muzeo in Anaheim in May 2018.(http://www.matthewarnoldstern.com/communication-in-general/how-to-answer-questions.html)
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated valedictorian from Reseda High School. I earned a Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Northridge in 1985. I’m married with two children, a granddaughter, and lots of cats.