The Quiet Boy

All the boys went silent at the memory of the decisive moment. The instant that will not change, that will never change, that will live forever every time they thought about school, about childhood, about being a freshman and being ...

The Quiet Boy

From the "inventive...entertaining and thought-provoking" (Charles Yu) New York Times-bestselling author of Underground Airlines and Golden State, this sweeping legal thriller follows a sixteen-year-old who suffers from a neurological condition that has frozen him in time—and the team of lawyers, doctors, and detectives who are desperate to wake him up. In 2008, a cheerful ambulance-chasing lawyer named Jay Shenk persuades the grieving Keener family to sue a private LA hospital. Their son Wesley has been transformed by a routine surgery into a kind of golem, absent all normal functioning or personality, walking in endless empty circles around his hospital room. In 2019, Shenk—still in practice but a shell of his former self—is hired to defend Wesley Keener’s father when he is charged with murder . . . the murder, as it turns out, of the expert witness from the 2008 hospital case. Shenk’s adopted son, a fragile teenager in 2008, is a wayward adult, though he may find his purpose when he investigates what really happened to the murdered witness. Two thrilling trials braid together, medical malpractice and murder, jostling us back and forth in time. The Quiet Boy is a book full of mysteries, not only about the death of a brilliant scientist, not only about the outcome of the medical malpractice suit, but about the relationship between children and their parents, between the past and the present, between truth and lies. At the center of it all is Wesley Keener, endlessly walking, staring empty-eyed, in whose quiet, hollow body may lie the fate of humankind.

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The Quiet Boy
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Ben H. Winters
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-18 - Publisher: Hachette UK

From the "inventive...entertaining and thought-provoking" (Charles Yu) New York Times-bestselling author of Underground Airlines and Golden State, this sweeping legal thriller follows a sixteen-year-old who suffers from a neurological condition that has frozen him in time—and the team of lawyers, doctors, and detectives who are desperate to wake him up.
A brave boy's trials, by E. Coxon. The quiet daughter, by M. Douglas. A dazzling acquaintance, by the author of The young engineer [M. Douglas].
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Ethel Coxon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1883 - Publisher:

Books about A brave boy's trials, by E. Coxon. The quiet daughter, by M. Douglas. A dazzling acquaintance, by the author of The young engineer [M. Douglas].
The Father's Tale
Language: en
Pages: 1076
Authors: Michael D. O'Brien
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Ignatius Press

"Canadian bookseller Alex Graham is a middle-age widower whose quiet life is turned upside down when his college-age son disappears without any explanation or trace of where he has gone. With minimal resources, the father begins a long journey that takes him for the first time away from his safe
The Quiet Gentleman
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Georgette Heyer
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-28 - Publisher: Random House

A wonderful historical novel from the undisputed queen of the genre. When Gervase Frant, Seventh Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming. Only Theo, a cousin even quieter than himself, is there to greet him
Paladin's Trial
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Michael Boatman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-01 - Publisher: Crossroad Press

When a moon-sized alien artifact enters our solar system, humankind finally learns that we are not alone in the universe. When a wave of homicidal madness engulfs the planet, however, the human race is rapidly overwhelmed. As the madness known as the Red Wake threatens to topple civilization, monstrous armies