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Arc of the Comet

Greg Fields

Publisher: Koehler Books

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Arc of the Comet, a lyrical, evocative examination of promise, potential and loss, follows Conor Finnegan, a handsome, charismatic, athletic young man, and Tom McIlweath, a shy and insecure Everyman desperately seeking harmony and acceptance. Over the course of several years, their fates overlap as Finnegan learns the lessons of hubris —through a brilliant college career and then on to Capitol Hill—imposed by an unwillingness to compromise his ideals, while McIlweath struggles with his own fuzzy and indistinct future. First loves, lost loves, friendships crafted in the crucibles of shared space and shared pressures defined their journey. In the process, they come to separate conclusions that place them once again in disparate places, with disparate expectations of what
comes next.

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