Is there anything more terrifying than being in love? Jimmy Heartsock is so afraid of losing his love Christy, he is going AWOL from the army and chasing after her in order to propose marriage – in a frozen car park. Christy is terrified, not so much that she’s going to have a baby, but because if she takes on Jimmy Heartsock, she may end up with two. As the unforgettable lovers drive across America, confronting family history, personal hang-ups and questions they’ve never even asked each other before – about faith, death and learning how to live – the reader is caught up in a sensationally moving, funny and nail-biting drama of love in our time.
'Ethan Hawke's second novel, Ash Wednesday, is the kind of thing you approach hoping that...he may have put a foot wrong. Fact is he hasn't...This is very definitely a book with a point of view...and a good one, too' Publishing News 'Mature, thoughtful and hip ... his writing is crisp, quirky and frequently funny' Telegraph
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