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Nineteen-year-old Lucas Burke prefers being alone. He likes the silence, and he loves not having to care about anyone else’s problems: the less he’s forced to feel, the better. But after a year of college-induced isolation from everyone he used to know, the wedding of a former classmate sends Lucas back home, and that means reconciling with a group of friends that now might as well be strangers.
His sister hardly knows him, his “genius” best friend is nothing more than an addict, and his ex-boyfriend is still in a coma. All the while, wedding preparations send Lucas head first into a relationship with the groom’s best man—a recently cancer-free ex-Olympian who can’t stop talking.
Lucas knows that if he wants to survive the summer, he’ll have to learn to be a friend again, but it doesn’t come easy, and it might already be too late.
"The writing in Permanent Jet Lag is fantastic, and Casey kept me on my toes. Grab this one, guys. As I said, it’s well worth it; I will absolutely be on the lookout for more from this author." -Jules ad The Novel Approach
"This is a MUSTMUSTMUSTMUSTMUST read. I can't even tell you. Every once in a while you come across a book that you just know you will remember years from now. This is that book." -Samantha
"In this impressive debut by author A.N. Casey we get a story about life, loss, and love. Permanent Jet Lag is a book that will definitely leave its mark on you once you've finished and I can guarantee it'll stick with you long after as well." -Les Joseph
"Every so often, I encounter my favorite problem: how to describe the virtues of a good book with words instead of hitting people in the head with it while shouting, “READ IT!” until they do. From the very first page, I was hooked. The sense of character was immediate and gripping. Permanent Jet Lag masterfully deals with themes of life, death, love, and loss with realism, wit, and a miraculous amount of heart--and I look forward to the next time A. N. Casey breaks mine. " -Avalon Roselin