Available Hardcover – April 3, 2018
A memoir of growing up on the run―and what happens when it comes to a stop.
"Lucid, tender, exquisitely re-imagined, and compulsively readable." ―Jessica Nelson, author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions
"In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other." ―Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face
Tyler had lived in thirteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine. A willful and curious child, she never questioned her strange upbringing, that is, until Scotland Yard showed up outside her ramshackle English home, and she discovered her family had been living a lie: Her father was a fugitive and her name was not her own.
In sunny California, ten years earlier, her father’s criminal organization first came to the FBI’s attention. Soon after her parents were forced on the run taking their three young children with them, and they spent the following years fleeing through Europe, assuming different identities and hiding out in a series of far-flung places. Now her father was attempting one final escape―except this time, he couldn’t take her with him.
In this emotionally compelling and gripping memoir, Tyler Wetherall brings to life her fugitive childhood, following the threads that tie a family together through hardship, from her parents’ first meeting in 1960s New York to her present life as a restless writer unpacking the secrets of her past. No Way Home is about love, loss, and learning to tell the story of our lives.
"In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other. Relocating from Marin Country to Rome to the South of France to the West Country of England, inhabiting several different identities and names, the externals of Wetherall's life correspond poignantly to the ever-shifting and sometimes painful vicissitudes of youth and adolescence. Conveying her weighty and extraordinary story in beautiful, stirringly musical prose, Wetherall reminds us that there is always more than one way to go home." ―Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face
"Tyler Wetherall's debut memoir, No Way Home, is lucid, tender, exquisitely re-imagined, and compulsively readable. Wetherall recalls her fugitive childhood with eyes wide open, following her finely-tuned instincts back to the dark center of love. Wetherall reminds us that home is the story we choose again and again." ―Jessica Nelson, author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions
"With wisdom and vulnerability, Tyler Wetherall writes in beautiful prose about her childhood as a fugitive on the run from the FBI, only to discover the devastating realization that her father was not the man she thought he was. A father-daughter story about the power of family, love, and forgiveness. No Way Home is a heart-wrenching and stunning read." ―Christina McDowell, author of After Perfect
“No Way Home is that rare thing: a delicious page-turner that’s also a wise and moving memoir. Hilarious, redemptive and deeply loving, Tyler Wetherall’s bizarre childhood would make a gripping story all by itself, but she is a gifted enough writer to have turned that drama into art. I stayed up all night to finish it.” —Laurie Penny, author of Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults