Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 448 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in
Published: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1476712980
ISBN - 13: 9781476712987
About the Book
Travis' life is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby brings him to his knees. Every story has two sides. In McGuire's "New York Times"-bestseller "Beautiful Disaster," Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis' eyes.
Read from the Book
Walking Disaster PROLOGUE EVEN WITH THE SWEAT ON HER FOREHEAD AND THE skip in her breath, she didn’t look sick. Her skin didn’t have the peachy glow I was used to, and her eyes weren’t as bright, but she was still beautiful. The most beautiful woman I would ever see. Her hand flopped off the bed, and her finger twitched. My eyes trailed from her brittle, yellowing nails, up her thin arm, to her bony shoulder, finally settling on her eyes. She was looking down at me, her lids two slits, just enough to let me know she knew I was there. That’s what I loved about her. When she looked at me, she really saw me. She didn’t look past me to the other dozens of things she needed to do with her day, or tune out my stupid stories. She listened, and it made her really happy. Everyone else seemed to nod without listening, but not her. Never her. “Travis,” she said, her voice raspy. She cleared her throat, and the corners of her mouth turned up. “Come here, baby. It’s okay. C’mere.” Dad put a few fingers on the base of my neck and pushed me forward while listening to the nurse. Dad called her Becky. She came to the house for the first time a few days ago. Her words were soft, and her eyes were kinda nice, but I didn’t like Becky. I couldn’t explain it, but her being there was scary. I knew she might have been there to help, but it wasn’t a good thing, even though Dad was okay with her. Dad’s nudge shov
From the Publisher
Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times
bestseller Beautiful Disaster.
Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died:
Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women,
underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is
invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say.
Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.
"Growing up can be a disaster. But McGuire writes with wonderful finesse that it doesn''t have to be."