"Written in fluid prose packed with poetry from the street, Indian Leap is filled with humor that comes from the places where we hurt. This is the good stuff." -Eddie Torres, author of Carlito's Way
"Indian Leap is just that. Seth Kanor has written a novel that jumps at you. Fast, wise, and surprising, it pulls you along like an Indy car on a straightway. " -Howard Kaminsky, former president of Random House
Just as he is finding liberation from the burdens of his middle-aged life—an unfulfilling marriage finally ended, a bartending job left behind—the narrator of Indian Leap receives a shattering phone call. The terrible news propels him back into the life of his ex-wife, as he accompanies her to rural Massachusetts to retrieve her twelve-year-old nephew, now an orphan. Back in New York, he finds himself reunited with his wife, again at the bar, and deeply involved in raising a child who is desperately in need of a father. Stuck with theconsequences of his loyalty, he finds solace in his friends—as brilliant and hilarious as they are self-destructive—which leads him to drinking, carousing, and a damaging affair with a waitress. Indian Leap explores the love, fear, and resistance that exists between parents and children. Richly narrated by the ruminative husband, it chronicles how fractured lives are unwittingly healed, how a boy becomes a man and how a man becomes a father in trying times.