The Art of Losing is a compelling debut that explores issues of addiction, sisterhood, and loss.
On one terrible night 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. A car crash leaves her younger sister, Audrey, in a coma. Harley’s boyfriend, Mike, was at the wheel—drunk at the time, though relatively unscathed. The sickening irony is that Audrey would be fine if Harley hadn't caught her wasted with Mike at a party and abandoned her in a rage. Now Harley is left only with guilt, grief, pain and the undeniable truth that her ex-boyfriend has a drinking problem. So it’s a surprise that she finds herself reconnecting with Raf, a neighbor and childhood friend who’s recently out of rehab and still wrestling with his own demons. At first Harley doesn’t want to get too close to him. But as Audrey awakens from her coma and slowly recovers, Raf starts to show Harley a path forward that she never would have believed possible, one guided by honesty, forgiveness, and redemption.