Do you ever question the decisions you’ve made – how your life has turned out?
Henry does. He questions a lot of things, be it his job, the plays he writes, his smoking habit, or — arguably more importantly — his relationship with Sadie. When he decides it’s time to address the latter and take action, things don’t go exactly as planned.
He seeks refuge in his work (cue smoking), and in the company of the bookstore-stalker Ezra Cooper, and mercurial Oscar-winning actor Miller Moore, the latter who’s set to star in Henry’s next play -— if he’s sober enough to put a coherent sentence together. But Henry’s thoughts regularly return to Sadie, who’s got family-related worries of her own.
For Henry, leaving is always a possibility; be it a thought deep in the back of his mind, or a word on the tip of his tongue. But little does he know, he’s not the only one contemplating taking off.
The debut novel by screenwriter S.J. Coules (A Day Like Today), Leaving Sadie is a tale of love, friendship, the arts and ambition in the unpredictable 21st century.