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Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: March 2008
Duration: 8 hours 59 minutes
Sebastian, a lonely seventeen-year-old, is suffocating under his dominant fathers control. In the ten years since his mother passed away, his father has kept him safe by barely allowing him out of their apartment. Sebastians secret late-night subway rides are rare acts of rebellion.
Maria, a young mother of two, is trying to keep peace at home despite her boyfriends abuse. When she loses her job, she avoids telling him by riding the subways during her usual late-night shift. She knows she needs to live in the truth. But she still hasnt been able to bring herself to do it. And soon he will expect her paycheck to arrive.
When Sebastian and Maria wind up on the same train, these two strangers find a connection that neither can explain or ignore. Together they dream of a new future, agreeing to run away. But Maria doesnt know Sebastian is only seventeen. And Sebastian doesnt know Maria has children until the moment they leave. Ultimately, Maria brings one child, her daughter. But can she really leave her little boy behind?
In this tremendously moving novel, Catherine Ryan Hyde shows us how two people trapped by lifes circumstances can break free and find a place in the world where love is genuine and selfless.
From the Compact Disc edition.