Expiration Date

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 30, 2010 - Fiction - 256 pages

In this neighborhood, make a wrong turn...

... and you're history.

Mickey Wade is a recently-unemployed journalist who lucked into a rent-free apartment—his sick grandfather's place. The only problem: it's in a lousy neighborhood—the one where Mickey grew up, in fact. The one he was so desperate to escape.

But now he's back. Dead broke. And just when he thinks he's reached rock bottom, Mickey wakes up in the past. Literally.

At first he thinks it's a dream. All of the stores he remembered from his childhood, the cars, the rumble of the elevated train. But as he digs deeper into the past, searching for answers about the grandfather he hardly knows, Mickey meets the twelve-year-old kid who lives in the apartment below.

The kid who will grow up to someday murder Mickey's father, in Duane Swierczynski's Expiration Date.


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User Review  - ssimon2000 - LibraryThing

An excellent try-to-wrap-your-head-around-this-time-travel story, complete with a whodunit and a surprise ending. Just when you think you've got it figured out, the author throws another twist in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - PeggyK49 - LibraryThing

Expiration Date was the first book written by Duane Swierczynski I have ever read. It will not be the last. Expiration Date was well written, fast paced, suspenseful, entertaining and just plain fun to read. From the first page until the last, I could hardly stand to put this book down. Read full review

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DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI is the author of The Wheelman, The Blonde, and Severance Package and writes for Marvel Comics. He lives in Philadelphia.

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