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Gather The Weeds

Gather The Weeds

by Patrick T. Kilgallon
     
 

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At The Gate, a futuristic institution in Maryland, Michael wakes up to what he thinks would be a normal day as a deaf ward. His friends, Sam Rueda, a ward suffering from epilepsy, and Paul Flounder, a disabled ward, involve him in a minor alternation with the blockheads, wards with gray armbands showing their authority over other wards. The angelic Watchers arrive

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At The Gate, a futuristic institution in Maryland, Michael wakes up to what he thinks would be a normal day as a deaf ward. His friends, Sam Rueda, a ward suffering from epilepsy, and Paul Flounder, a disabled ward, involve him in a minor alternation with the blockheads, wards with gray armbands showing their authority over other wards. The angelic Watchers arrive to put them all on report. Eager to cooperate, Michael resolves to follow the rules of the Gate, avoid trouble and to remain and calmly wait for the day of his own taking. Soon his frustrated desires, to have a girlfriend, freedom from terror of the blockheads and the Watchers, and to play hockey begin to take its toll.

The novel explores the Gate in the depth of Michael’s Poole mind, in silly riddles, messages on bathroom walls, and crude drawings only to discover the final health policy for the wards of the Gate, unwelcomed by the general population of a perfect hostile world.

This story is similiar to William Golding's'Lord of the Flies', a pitiless, brutal, remote world where the imperfects live as pariahs and aliens. One goodreads.com reviewer claims that it makes 'The Road' "seems like a happy little fairy tale with cute bunnies hopping among the daisies while sunbeams twinkle in the crystal air."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044389755
Publisher:
Patrick T. Kilgallon
Publication date:
02/25/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
374 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Patrick Kilgallon was born in a suburban town and lived the suburban life of the post industrial blahs. If you think you had a horrible childhood, just think of him riding the tiny special van to school everyday from age six to twelve. There, now you feel better about yours? He, even at age thirty six, can't play suicide without missing the rubber ball after it bounces from the wall, squealing in terror as he runs for the wall, and flailing his hands behind him to prevent the sting of the thrown rubber ball. Which means he is doomed to stand against the wall and withstand rubber balls at 50 to 60 miles an hour, usually aimed for his testicles. He is however good at Dodge Ball, a fine game that rewards avoiding injuries. He is trying to eat healthy, and exercise more to reach his sniveling, not fighting, weight

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