Nine Degrees North: Six coming-of-age teens in 1969 on a remote Military Island, discover its historical horrors

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"Stop, hey, what's that sound? Everybody look what's going down."Nine Degrees Northserves up a coming-of-age free-fall into the transplanted lives of six high-school teenagers in the year 1969.The story unfolds on Kwajalein Island, a military missile test facility in the Pacific ocean, and is set against the music of the era. As fifteen-year-old Carrie Conroy and her friends navigate their new, isolatedsurroundings,they deal with military predators, first loves,and are on a fast-track to growing up in a world at war. But when questions arise ...
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Overview

"Stop, hey, what's that sound? Everybody look what's going down."Nine Degrees Northserves up a coming-of-age free-fall into the transplanted lives of six high-school teenagers in the year 1969.The story unfolds on Kwajalein Island, a military missile test facility in the Pacific ocean, and is set against the music of the era. As fifteen-year-old Carrie Conroy and her friends navigate their new, isolatedsurroundings,they deal with military predators, first loves,and are on a fast-track to growing up in a world at war. But when questions arise about the history behind their new home and whatgoes on at this secret, military base,they are only met with radio silence. As their thirst for knowledge escalates,they befriend theirhigh school History teacherwho risks everything andsecretly takes them to a neighboring islandrevealing the incredible andshocking horrors behind the fallout of the nuclear testing that befell the Marshallese peoplewho still live there.Soon thereafter,their close friend's brother is killed in the Viet Nam war which fuels their need to do something.In an effort to bring their cause to light,and knowing that the hottest places in hellare reserved for those, who in a crisis, do nothing, they orchestrate a dangerous andperilous protest as they breach the military test facility and scale anuclearrocket which leads to deadly circumstances. Sometimes making a difference means taking a risk and it all explodes on the page at nine degrees north of the equator.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615761091
  • Publisher: Palm Avenue Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/8/2013
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 1,407,272
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Born into Hollywood, Michael Bayouth is a guy who early on developed a passion for story-telling, design and expression. He sees the world in a unique and visual way - something that his work expresses in a range of settings - from writing and directing, to storyboarding and graphic design, to production design, animation, and fine art. His passion is to create stories that move people emotionally. Michael Bayouth's indelible flare for writing, directing and producing can be seen in the mockumentary "TAKE 22," his debut comedy feature film for exhibition, which earned him an award for Best Feature Film at the Raleigh Studios Film Festival in Hollywood. www.sonofjason.com www.bayouth.com

Award winning author, Kim Klein, has written for several major newspapers and has authored a variety of very popular blogs. Her passion for writing is complemented by her experience in a variety of fields, such as Feng Shui, Chinese medicine, multi-media art and design. She is currently working on a novel, "Letters from York."

For more information about Nine Degrees North, visit us at: www.sonofjason.com/project2 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NineDegreesNorth.

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