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In Security (Excelsior Editions) (Hardcover)

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Gary Waldman is a grief-stricken former tennis coach slowly reentering the world after the death of his wife. As he struggles to remain a good father to his six-year-old son, Waldman finds unexpected comfort and stability in the rule-bound confines of the TSA, working as a Transportation Security Officer in upstate New York. But his life is turned upside down again after he uses CPR to bring a passenger back from the dead.

Part airport thriller, part family drama, part love story, In Security explores how those who strive to protect us are often unable to protect themselves. Can someone who does security work ever feel truly safe? As the novel races toward its conclusion, Waldman discovers the limits of what he can control, both at the checkpoint and under his own roof.

About the Author

Edward Schwarzschild is the author of Responsible Men and The Family Diamond. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Believer, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Yale Journal of Criticism, among other publications. At the University at Albany, State University of New York, he is Associate Professor of English, Director of Creative Writing, and Fellow of the New York State Writers Institute.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781438480916
ISBN-10: 1438480911
Publisher: Excelsior Editions/State University of New Yo
Publication Date: October 1st, 2020
Pages: 236
Language: English
Series: Excelsior Editions