Bestselling author and Santa Rosa native Bojanowski presents his second book, a visceral, muscular, and exquisitely crafted state-of-the-nation novel about an itinerant carpenter who rediscovers the magnitude of finding home. Journeyman is an important, timely novel about men and brothers finding their way in the 21st-century West.
Nolan Jackson is a journeyman carpenter by trade and a wanderer by nature. While his fellow Americans fight in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in 2007, Nolan builds tract homes across California, travelling between jobs. Following a shocking workplace accident in his temporary home of Las Vegas, he uproots himself from the tentative relationships he has made and heads west towards the ocean. On his way, he passes through his brother's town where circumstances force him to stay put. Bereft of his trailer and his tools, Nolan turns to the task of building the foundations of a meaningful life.