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Hank Hanson’s family is not only blended; it’s pulverized by the weight of its own perfect symmetry
To the casual outsider, Hank Hanson’s life might seem idyllic. As a successful businessman on the verge of a major business deal and an all-around good guy, few get close enough to see the troubled soul underneath his open face.The product of a family fractured many times over by his parents’ multiple remarriages, Hank spends his Thanksgivings running a miserable, thankless gauntlet of visiting multiple family members.One Thanksgiving, he takes an unscheduled detour and meets Erin Contee, a woman who might just be too good for him – but at the same time, perfect. As the two grow closer together, Hank believes he has finally found the missing piece in his fragmented life.
He has a beautiful girl, great friends, a business, and a family – so why does he feel so bad?
Just as Hank starts to believe that he has finally found everything, Erin reveals a dark secret own past, shattering Hank’s romantic vision with the blunt force trauma of reality.As Hank struggles to come to terms with Erin’s past and their future together, he must also deal with his family’s drama creeping into his home and business. Will Hank be able to do the right thing – or will he succumb under the weight of his own mistakes?The Symmetry of Snowflakes is not just another contemporary love story. Peters has created an intricate, yet symmetrical world for readers to explore and ponder on the endless complexity and fragility of human relationships – and the unyielding drama that inevitably accompanies emotional realities outside of the romantic ideal of true love.
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Paul Michael Peters is an American fiction writer who lived in both Philadelphia and Toronto after studying at Second City in Chicago. He has since returned to his beloved mitten-shaped state, Michigan, settling in Ann Arbor.
Peters made his literary debut with Peter in Flight. The Symmetry of Snowflakes is his second book. You can follow him at http://paulmichaelpeters.com/.Review:
KIRKUS REVIEW"THE AUTHOR PACES HIS STORY WELL AND OFFERS SOME PITHY IMAGES ""A NOVEL WITH SOME NICE MOMENTS THAT OFFERS AN EFFECTIVE EXAMINATION OF COMPLICATED FAMILY TIES"
"I was pleasantly surprised. This goes W-A-Y beyond romantic silliness and turns out to be a fairly involving look at family relationships. For it seems, Hank's dad, who has been a pretty big rat in the past, desperately needs Hank's help. Just to complicate matters, the old man is now married to the first girl Hank's brother ever loved. And she's now making eyes at Hank.""I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was not what I expected at all. I was expecting a mushy gushy romance but instead I got something very real and raw. It wasn't all butterflies and rainbows between Hank and Erin, there were also some surprising twists on almost every page!""The way he talks about snowflakes in the beginning of this book had me amazed. There is so much depth to Paul Michael Peters writing. Being in Michigan myself and having a mixed up family, I can definitely relate to his journey.""Honestly, I loved it! Its a wonderful story about relationships, mistakes in life, making up and moving on."
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1505693691
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111505693691