This is a sad story about love and longing in America. This is a funny story about stumbling across America. This is a falling down barn. This is what happens in between innings. This is a picture of America hanging crooked on the wall. Fernweh is the story of Jackson Hoffman, the phone call he answers, and the road trip he takes with Ana Riviera. A love story, an ode to baseball, a progressive defense of religion, and a journey through an America that doesn't quite work, Fernweh is filled with living, breathing characters and pitch-perfect dialogue. At once angry and confident, lost and bewildered, smitten and heartbroken, Jackson's heart beats through the pages as he fights to make sense of a life he worries is going down the drain.