"It's so unique that these personalities and their believable connections have been developed by a male author. Mr. Holsten inserts elements of deep emotion, real-life situations, and hilarious dialogue that makes us fall in love with each one." - Amazon Reviewer, "This was a very personal book for me." - Amazon Reviewer, "Layers of emotional and spiritual reflection." - Amazon Reviewer
Observe visitors’ eyes as they pause at the rim of the Grand Canyon and it is obvious they are looking for more than just nature’s awe-inspiring example of patient erosion. They are seeking meaning, hoping to use the big void to fill holes in their own lives, and contemplating what they are truly capable of when something so beautiful can be created out of rock. Locals call this finding grand.
In the summer of 1979, the last year of a decade disco-dancing its way from counterculture to conservatism, Kevin and Mae, two adrift youths, meet in the canyon while in search of this meaning. Over three days, they discover the canyon’s danger can exceed its beauty, that love and faith, like rock, are vulnerable to erosion, and that a life spent together might be grand. But, can a three-day romance in the Grand Canyon be deep enough to last a lifetime—or, at least, longer than disco?
Finn McCallister has serious doubts about his career. The receptionist in his coastal California real estate office wears her wetsuit to work, and his eccentric boss lectures in Pidgin: Braddah Finn, tell dem kook clients to pound sand! As the last of his friends to find a customer for his surname, hungover from one singles-bar karaoke of “Heat of the Moment” too many, Finn senses his personal life, too, is circling the drain.
In an attempt to outrun his insecurities, Finn trains for a marathon and literally collides with doe-eyed veterinarian Kim, who awakens primal feelings dormant since Phoebe Cates graced the halls of Ridgemont High. As Finn gains momentum from this new relationship, he attempts to rehabilitate his toxic best friend, Carmichael, whose marriage has flatlined. Still playing point guard from their high school basketball glory days, Carmichael plans a guys’ weekend in the one city diametrically opposed to rehabilitation—Las Vegas.
An epic desert battle of Finn’s morals versus Carmichael’s impulses results. In combat, Finn slips back into a Members Only jacket, reunites with a (now clothing-optional) prom date, clubs with a Saved by the Bell alum, and stages the ultimate 80s-tribute concert. In the heat of the moment, in a last-stand effort to save a friend, Finn risks destroying his own future.