Category: Coming Of Age Fiction

  • 'Tis More Than Luck by J. Delehanty

    By J. Delehanty

    younger Jack Laney wakes on a regular morning in early summer season to the universal sounds and scents that populate his small international. Taking his time to relish all of it and dream for a second of what the day may perhaps convey, he's unaware that he'll quickly be uprooted from the folk and areas and issues that experience given him existence and defense and happiness. while the truth eventually sinks within the ensuing fight heightens each adventure of his final months in primary atmosphere and amplifies the significance of each second. He unearths his wish to hold on is as robust as his have to allow pass. the place there has been as soon as only a woman from the neighboring farm there's now a secret, the place sooner than there have been 3 outdated girls he was once pressured to go to within the dimness of a room they've got now not left for a few years there are actually 3 nice aunts who show lives and loves and desires he had by no means alleged to be part of their lives. The younger boy's tale and the place he reveals himself finds a better tale of many loves and lots of losses, of juvenile and primary love, of grownup knowledge, of nurturing and of relations. For our hero it's a tale fraught with the fun and the ache of coming of age with all of its many rights of passage. but, it's also the tale of these who got here ahead of him and the way they formed his existence. The spirit in the those that populate his international whether or not they are younger or outdated; the areas which are his geography even if ordinary or new; the issues that encompass him even if tractor or city or funeral or flute not just impact his existence yet regulate its direction and verify who he turns into. because it could be acknowledged of all our lives, “’Tis greater than success surely.”
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  • Cartoon Clouds by Joseph Remnant

    By Joseph Remnant

    Joseph Remnant’s first unique photograph novel Cartoon Clouds follows the hot paintings university graduate Seth Fallon and his 3 buddies as they fight to navigate that nervousness fueled time among completing university and attempting to work out what the hell they’re going to do with the remainder of their lives. With a mountain of debt and no transparent route to monetary or emotional balance, Seth struggles to discover an artistic path that won’t depart him homeless. during this international of style awake paintings snobs, talentless social media “gurus,” and drug addled, belief fund hipsters, he attempts to carry directly to the few significant relationships he has whilst the establishment that held them jointly is not any longer part of their lives. Drawn in a naturalistic type whereas by no means wasting its crucial comic strip idiom and written as an ongoing dialog one of the characters that uncannily captures the preoccupations, fears, and goals of twentysomethings embarking upon their lifestyles, the philosophical nature of Cartoon Clouds is comparable to the movies of Erich Rhoemer or Noah Baumbach. Cartoonist Joseph Remnant has been a well-known presence within the cartooning scene during the last decade, self-publishing his personal comedian publication Blindspot, illustrating Harvey Pekar’s acclaimedCleveland, and showing in such magazines as The Believer.
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  • The Dire Wolf of Pelham Parkway: Sales Survivor by Howard Weiner

    By Howard Weiner

    Flat broke in new york after a longer run of middle-aged adolescent bliss, unemployed salesman and author, Lance Bedrosian, flees to the Bronx to reinvent himself. because the Prodigal Son of Pelham freeway assimilates to unusual atmosphere, he lands a task at Sleep Dine and provide, and is then torn among the joys of surviving and thriving on a aggressive revenues ground of sharks, or patiently constructing himself in a realm of writers and professors. A shock romantic fling, and a prestigious activity provide, strength him to select from what he believes he wishes, and what he really wishes. Lance discovers that it’s by no means too past due to begin anew while you’ve received not anything to lose.
    The Dire Wolf of Pelham limited-access highway, is an excessive and hilarious excursion into the intestine of a cutthroat revenues flooring. made up our minds to make this his final stand in retail, Lance battles administration and friends, and types strategic alliances as he makes an attempt to claw his manner into the elite membership of most sensible manufacturers. In his spare time, Lance advances his writing occupation by way of completing a booklet on Otis Redding, and he searches for romance and happiness in a land the place English is the second one or 3rd language.
    Howard Weiner is writer of thankful lifeless 1977: the increase of Terrapin country, absolutely Garcia, and knotted up in Tunes: Ballad of a Dylanhead. The Dire Wolf of Pelham throughway is his first novel. nowadays, Howard is living close to the Bronx Zoo.
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  • Torrential Waters by Cedric Nettles

    By Cedric Nettles

    What if I instructed you that there have been humans round which can suppose your ache, your guilt, your fears, and your hidden urges. Meet the twenty-something upstart Vance Waters. a tender guy that's dealing with the rigors of becoming up with a virtuous center but tormented with a generational religious reward he inherited from his fathers prior to him. The proposal of anyone who's attempting to retain his religious stroll should be difficult. but Vance is making an attempt to maintain these virtues that advisor him in addition to his sanity as he's confirmed time and time back via trials. He treads via an international of the issues he is aware, and the issues he want he did not. Torrential Waters is a hard-hitting coming of age religious adventure that attracts no punches. even if whether it is touching on conquering adversity, peer-pressure, bullying, relationships, and sexuality; Torrential Waters is going there with a ferocity of a typhoon that ravages your senses. This tale dares to take you on a trip throughout the 'spiritual' eyes of a tender guy that has features of himself that's left short of. Vance isn't excellent, but when he doesn't deal with the pressures of existence and his reward , he can turn into the right typhoon if he's not careful.
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  • Crooked Branch by Ken Lancaster

    By Ken Lancaster

    Crooked department was once a finalist within the Christian Writer's Guild first annual novel festival.

    About the book:
    Sherman can’t aid it. He’s afraid. For a farm boy transforming into up in Oklahoma in the course of the summer time of 1953, there’s lots to be scared of – nuclear battle, tornados, the crazed milk cow lurking within the again pasture, the Ku Klux Klan, lock jaw, financial institution robbers, wasting that giant fish (again), hobos. Oh, and don’t disregard the large one. Hell. Sherman is particularly petrified of going to Hell.

    But as a rule Sherman and his little brother Ray are scared of their oldest brother Merle. Merle is the type of titanic brother that retains you having a look over your shoulder. He’s as suggest because the satan himself. Sherman and Ray hate Merle. additionally they hate chickens, their urban slicker cousins and how their little sister practices the piano after dinner to prevent doing the dishes. additionally they will not be sizeable fanatics in their invalid different brother Leland, who spends his time mendacity in mattress in his lingerie studying comedian books and dreaming of a few day being Superman and flying around the farm.

    Full of funny and tragic tales together with the useless rat within the piano bench, the “summer of the frogs”, the assault of the regularly evil Mad Milk Cow, the tale of ways the cleansing woman on the health facility turned an angel, a trip to the Landry farm through the Ku Klux Klan, a sad educate smash, a manhunt for an escaped convict, a pathetic first date, sizzling chocolate consuming contests, the embarrassment of being came across with wallet packed with loose Wildroot hair tonic samples – and more.

    If you loved Tom Sawyer, To Kill A Mockingbird, Huckleberry Finn or Lake Wobegon Days, you will likely take pleasure in this book.
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  • Shelby by Pete McCormack

    By Pete McCormack

    “Shelby Lewis is a 20-year-old pre-med scholar on the collage of British Columbia who drops out of faculty to “find himself,” simply to find that the adventure is as advanced and incomprehensible within the ’90s because it was once within the ’50s and ’60s.” —Publisher’s Weekly
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  • A Certain Exposure by Jolene Tan

    By Jolene Tan

    Satirical and sympathetic, political and private, a definite publicity strains the adolescences of dual brothers Andrew and Brian, culminating within the explosive occasions resulting in Andrew’s tragic demise. this can be a vintage coming-of-age story doubled throughout vividly person brothers, who fight to navigate a fancy tangle of relationships and coercive forces, cinematically interwoven with the yearnings and fears of an ensemble of moms, fathers, cousins, acquaintances and fanatics either fake and actual. This wide-ranging debut fantastically offers the resonances and the ghosts of misplaced percentages, in addition to a gripping tale of desire and betrayal.
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  • Excruciating Patience: Paradox of Pain by Eci E. Yak,Sandy Service,Ecivres Ardnas

    By Eci E. Yak,Sandy Service,Ecivres Ardnas

    From the view aspect of a early life, who met with the complexities of lifestyles, the great, the undesirable, the highs and lows. A arguable examine life.
    It is a;
    •love story
    •adventure story
    •story of grief
    •overcoming the odds

    It encompasses the options of;
    •normal,
    •acceptable,
    •paranormal
    •surreal
    It is a narrative of life…

    This is a piece of fiction. Names, characters, companies, locations, occasions and incidents are both the goods of the author’s mind's eye or utilized in a fictitious demeanour. Any resemblance to real people, dwelling or useless, or genuine occasions is solely coincidental.

    “Children are the world's most beneficial source and its most sensible wish for the future.”
    -John F. Kennedy

    Keywords; adolescence, Love, Grief, Relationships, event, disorder, family members, and Patience
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  • Acts of Defiance by Gary Beck

    By Gary Beck

    while Randy's father takes a bad urban boy, Steve, for the summer season, the men turn into quick neighbors destined for nice adventures. From persuading a Marine Corps recruiter to enlist them on the age of fourteen to surviving a wild typhoon lower than sail, the men circulate directly to collage with a dedication to alter the realm. For Steve, this implies taking part in via the principles and dealing in the process. For Randy, this suggests learning chinese language to learn the worlds of Chairman Mao and becoming a member of a gaggle devoted to overthrowing the overseas yoke of capitalism in underprivileged international locations, ideally through violence. As males, Steve and Randy’s offerings lead in contrary instructions, but if Randy turns into a sought after felony, Steve is there to aid him. up to Acts of Defiance is ready diversified techniques to struggling with prejudice and injustice, it truly is, at its middle, a narrative of the iconic bonds of friendship.
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  • Fillossera della vite (Italian Edition) by Paolo Moruzzi

    By Paolo Moruzzi

    Sullo sfondo di una Toscana “slow”, dalla splendida natura e patria del buon vivere, si intrecciano le esistenze di diversi personaggi: Alberto, ragazzo cardiopatico che da anni non esce di casa e ha interposto un muro fra sé e il mondo; Federico, studente squattrinato; Ale, windsurfista e appassionato di gite nella natura; Franco, viveur coinvolto in loschi affari. l. a. llossera della vite è metafora di un “male” che agisce subdolamente e in modi diversi sulla vita di ognuno. Un romanzo corale, un ritratto di provincia verace e autentico in cui non è mai troppo tardi consistent with redimersi.
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