“[A]n ambitious, globe-crossing narrative of interconnected lives and loves. . . . The result is a rich, often finely detailed mosaic of lives and longings, with multiple point-of-view characters and a recurring message of understanding. . . . Bryan dramatizes the ways that cultural capital can help build lifelong connections that teach us how we deal with ourselves and those outside our experience.” – Booklife
ABROAD chronicles the loves, losses, and friendships of Skip, his best friend, Maddie Erickson, and his bane, Rex Moreno, as they grow from adolescence to adulthood and encounter the thrill, lighthearted humor, and occasional trauma of living and working in pre-globalized France, Asia, and Mexico.