Changin' Gears
Changin' Gears
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Changin' Gears

  • Publish Date: 2007-03-14
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Andrew Hollinger

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Everyone envisions their ideal life. Realizing that vision, though, is where the challenge lies. Often the life we pine for is a far cry in the distance to that actually led as we continually make compromises merely to survive. Enter Zach England, the main character in Andy Hollinger's latest novel, Changing Gears. At 35, England's company begs for more responsibility, his wife wants a baby, but all he wants is to ride his bike. However, Hollinger's latest isn't about an aging bike racer, but rather the everyman who yearns for a life where he can pursue his passions without compromise. On top of it all, England has enemies, those working hard to not only defeat his dream, but eliminate him entirely. Zach's dilemma is beyond vexing, it's insidiously dangerous. Changing Gears could easily be about a musician, actor, or single parent faced with a lifestyle decision. Do they give up, and lead the life others want for them, or stay true to themselves, even if it means disappointing those who depend on them? Hollinger explores what happens when we stand up for ourselves. The outcome is downright disturbing, but the resolve is ever so sweet. Andrew Willis ? Columnist, Austin, TX

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