How does a man get past his past? How does someone deal with the emotions that surround the loneliness of loss—loss of direction, loss of identity, loss of purpose, loss of passion, loss of home, loss of career, loss of love, loss of loved ones, loss of life, loss of self?
As he approaches thirty, Jody Grafton’s career as a singer-songwriter falls apart: he loses his record deal, his money, his fame—even his desire to create new music. While he stares at the rubble of his one-hit-wonder musical career, his mother is diagnosed with cancer, his marriage ends abruptly, and Jody starts drinking to deaden his new reality.
When he hasn’t a single reason left to live, he attempts suicide and ends up in a psych ward where he’s prodded with questions he isn’t yet prepared to answer. Amid the tailspin, Jody receives a phone call from his recently estranged girlfriend and she has unexpected news: she’s pregnant.
As a Decade Fades begins with this phone call. As his twenties twilight, Grafton leaves his native Ohio to search for answers in the most unlikely of places: Brooklyn.
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