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Goodbye Days by [Jeff Zentner]
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Tender, honest, moving, and lyricalZentner is the real thing.” Benjamin Alire Sáenz, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and Printz Honor winner

An Indie Next List Selection


"Zentner does an excellent job in creating empathetic characters, especially his protagonist Carver, a budding writer whose first-person account of his plight is artful evidence of his talent."—Booklist, Starred

"Racial tensions, spoiled reputations, and broken homes all play roles in an often raw meditation on grief and the futility of entertaining what-ifs when faced with awful, irreversible events."—Publishers Weekly, Starred

"[E]xquisite and tragic." –Shelf Awareness, Starred

"[A] novel full of wisdom." —Kirkus

"[The] kind of intelligent, intense, and life-affirming tale that will resonate with teens seeking depth and honesty." —SLJ 

"An organic, frequently raw narrative." –Horn Book

"Tissues not optional." The Bulletin


Praise for Jeff Zentner’s The Serpent King


A William C. Morris Award Winner
New York Times Notable Book
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the Year

An Indie Next List Top Ten Selection

Paste Magazine and popcrush.com Most Anticipated YA Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Spring 2016 Flying Start


"Move over, John Green; Zentner is coming for you." —The New York Public Library

Will fill the infinite space that was left in your chest after you finished The Perks ofBeing a Wallflower.” —BookRiot.com  

“A story about friendship, family and forgiveness, it’s as funny and witty as it is utterly heartbreaking.” —PasteMagazine.com

“A brutally honest portrayal of teen life . . . [and] a love letter to the South from a man who really understands it.” —Mashable.com

“Zentner’s great achievement — particularly impressive for a first novel — is to make us believe three such different people could be friends. He also manages to blend a dank, oppressive, Flannery O’Connor-esque sense of place with humor and optimism .... I adored all three of these characters and the way they talked to and loved one another.” —New York Times Book Review

About the Author

JEFF ZENTNER is the acclaimed author of The Serpent King. In addition to writing, he is also a singer-songwriter and guitarist who has recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. Goodbye Days is his love letter to the city of Nashville and the talented people who populate it. He lives in Nashville with his wife and son. You can follow him on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter at @jeffzentner. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01GYPT6WW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (March 7, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 7, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5630 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 411 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 432 ratings

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Jeff Zentner lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He came to writing through music, starting his creative life as a guitarist and eventually becoming a songwriter. He’s released five albums and appeared on recordings with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Thurston Moore, Debbie Harry, Mark Lanegan, and Lydia Lunch, among others.

Now he writes novels for young adults. He became interested in writing for young adults after volunteering at the Tennessee Teen Rock Camp and Southern Girls Rock Camp. As a kid, his parents would take him to the library and drop him off, where he would read until closing time. He worked at various bookstores through high school and college.

He speaks fluent Portuguese, having lived in the Amazon region of Brazil for two years.

Likes:

The words and (and concepts) “murmur,” “petrichor,” and “feuillemort”

Guitars

The American South

High-quality cable television dramas

Autumn

Baby elephants

Cast-iron skillets

Honeysuckle bushes

Dislikes:

Wasps

Man’s inhumanity to man

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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The Bibliophile Girl
4.0 out of 5 stars I was happy that an author was finally going to write about ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 19, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 13, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching, beautiful, amazing...
Reviewed in Germany on April 15, 2017
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Vitor Magalhães
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye days
Reviewed in Brazil on June 21, 2020
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