In his 12th novel, NYT Bestselling author Charles Martin has penned a radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son. 'Long Way Gone' takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationships between a broken man, the girl he thought he lost, and the father who never stopped calling him home.
At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.
Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado Mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.