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About the Author

Craig Lancaster is a journalist who has worked at newspapers all over the country, including the San Jose Mercury News, where he served as lead editor for the paper’s coverage of the BALCO steroids scandal. He wrote 600 Hours of Edward—winner of a Montana Book Award honorable mention and a High Plains Book Award—in less than 600 hours during National Novel Writing Month in 2008. His other books include the novel The Summer Son and the short story collection Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. Lancaster lives in Billings, Montana.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1164 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611099056
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (9 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009L7QCNM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 254 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,058 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Alexander Bryce TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Jun. 2013
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One of the best books I have read in a long time.This is the second of what I hope will be a series of volumes about the Asberger syndrome suffering Edward. Although I have not read the first [which I am about to put right], Edward Adrift is a fine stand alone read. Set in present day Montana; his father has died, his mother has moved to Texas, his best friends and psychiatrist have left town and to crown it all he looses his job. "Adrift" does not nearly cover such changes in his over precise, over regulated life.
He gets a call for help from said friends whose 12 year old son has gone off the rails and being a decent man he leaves the security of his home and drives to the rescue. There follows a hilarious road trip, documented in every detail, with young Kyle as Edward tries to rekindle their friendship and discover what went wrong in Kyle's young life. On their travels they meet the motel owning Shiela Renfro who is just a little bit unusual and a touching friendship develops which could lead to a permanent relationship until Edward's mother intervenes. To expose more in a review would be wrong, but be assured that there are a few twists and developments along the way to the conclusion.
This is a beautiful love story with never a dull moment.
There is humour, sometimes laugh out loud humour,on almost every page.The leading characters are so likeable that one wants the tale to turn out well. But will it?
The author,Craig Lancaster is a new discovery for me and I relish reading his previous and future work.
Anyone who likes a well crafted yarn peppered with realistic dialogue. believable characters and dollops of humour will love this book.
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By K. Wright VINE VOICE on 10 April 2013
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In the follow up to 600 Hours of Edward, things are not going so well for 42-year old Mr. Stanton, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome. Much has changed for Edward in the years following his father's death. His friends have moved away, he has lost his job, his therapist has retired and now he has also been diagnosed with diabetes. In addition to this, his nightly scheduled viewing of the Dragnet TV series has been disrupted. When his friend and former neighbour Donna rings to say that her son and Edward's best friend 12-year-old Kyle has been expelled from school, he is keen to help which leads to a road trip to Boise. Will Edward manage to help Kyle and get his own life back in order?

I would recommend Edward Adrift to those who enjoyed 600 Hours of Edward and would recommend reading that book first if you have not already read it to fully understand the characters and their motivations. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and look forward to reading the next instalment of Edward's life, which there must surely be.
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Having worked with children with special needs for many years, and also known quite a few delightful adults, many undiagnosed as children, who have gone on to make very happy lives and relationships, I found this book interesting. It portrayed well Edwards difficulties and "specialness" as an adult with Asperger's, as well as presenting him very much as an individual capable of giving so much to others. A good, unusual read.
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I first fell in love with Edwards character in 600 Hours of Edward, so had been dying to read Edward Adrift which we catch up with Edward again.

To truly get to know and understand Edward I would certainly recommend reading 600 Hours of Edward before reading Edward Adrift.

Edward Adrift certainly sees some big changes for Edward.

I was especially happy to catch up with Donna and her son Kyle. Unfortunately their move for a fresh start does not go quite as well as Donna had hoped. Kyle seems to be struggling to adjust to the move and seems to have changed quite a lot from the boy that used to help Edward paint his garage.

The road trip that Edward and Kyle seem to find themselves on brings about a few surprises in more ways than one. It certainly made for some emotional reading.

After reading 600 Hours of Edward I had actually hoped that some sort of romance would blossom between Edward and Donna but in a way I'm glad it didn't as Edward meets a new love interest in Sheila. Sheila could not be more perfect for Edward, though unfortunately for Edward and Sheila, Edwards mother does not seem to agree.

Edward Adrift is every bit as endearing and heart warming as 600 Hours of Edward. You can't help but get attached to Edward as he is such an interesting and wonderful character. I just hope that the author will catch up again with him some time in the not so distant future.
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A worthy sequel to the breathtaking "600 Hours of Edward", this novel takes Edward's estrangement from the routines and certainties that have bound his life in Billings, Montana several steps further. The development of Kyle into a frustratingly - and realistically - contrary and unpredictable teenager is handled with consummate skill and tenderness. The principal addition to the supporting cast (details withheld for fear of spoilers) is one of the most fascinating characters you could hope to read. And once again the hero of the piece is Edward himself, a man you can't help rooting for and feeling every emotion alongside him.
Although, as with its predecessor, the book is fundamentally concerned with love and the more positive human relations, it does not shy away from the darker side, dwelling for significant stretches on death, pain, sadness and violence. When Edward is happy, we're happy. When he's sad, frustrated, angry, alone - we are too. But in the space of these two novels Craig Lancaster has achieved the remarkable feat of becoming a writer I can trust - to deliver me past the bumps in the road to a book I will close with a sense of wonder, achievement, and, as mundane as it may sound, simple satisfaction.
As with "600 Hours" - if you can read, read this.
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