Sketches from the Spanish Mustang [NOOK Book]

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There are dreams of fire, blood, twisted metal and faint, dying cries carried on the wind.

The Artist sits at a table in a casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She is broken, alone, and she is waiting. She's waiting for redemption, waiting for a chance to prove she can really see through someone else's eyes. As she waits, she sketches those around her, those who keep secrets ...
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Sketches from the Spanish Mustang

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Overview

There are dreams of fire, blood, twisted metal and faint, dying cries carried on the wind.

The Artist sits at a table in a casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She is broken, alone, and she is waiting. She's waiting for redemption, waiting for a chance to prove she can really see through someone else's eyes. As she waits, she sketches those around her, those who keep secrets buried deep.

All people have secrets, and some of them are every bit as dark as the Artist's own. There is the immigrant looking for fortune and finding death along the way. There is the woman running for her life, desperate to hide in a small town that is, for its own sake, trying to live again. There is the angry man, jilted by his now dead wife, looking for revenge. There is the veteran who can't remember, the woman about to lose her mother, and the drunk who doesn't want to be what people see on the outside. There are more people, everywhere, and all of them have secrets.

Written as a series of interconnected vignettes, each person's story is both intriguing and magical. As the mystery of the woman's sketches unfolds, life unravels with it. This is the Artist's gift--to uncover the hidden in life. Yet gifts can be curses, and curses can be secret.

Remembering is penance.
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Editorial Reviews

Michael Rose
Every new work I read by Benjamin X. Wretlind solidifies in my mind an already rock solid belief: that he is one fantastic writer! With a skill on par with any of the great American novelists, Mr. Wretlind has penned a tale of such emotional and literary depth that it will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned. He has penned a tale filled with rage, sorrow, loss and just a little bit of hope. He has penned a tale that can only be described as a masterpiece.
Gregory Allen
This character driven story has an ebb and flow to each section that is satisfying when you finish their chapter, but also propels you to turn the page and read about the next in this unique telling of the people in the Spanish Mustang. Wretlind truly takes his readers on a wild journey as he peels back layers on his well-written characters, breathing life into them that allows them to be more than sketches as the title suggests.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014636858
  • Publisher: Benjamin X. Wretlind
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,140,428
  • File size: 391 KB

Meet the Author

Benjamin X. Wretlind, has been--at different times, of course--a fry cook, range boy, greens maintenance technician, reservations agent, room service attendant, editor, banquet server, meteorologist, instructor, program manager for Internet applications and curriculum developer.

Ever since he ran with scissors when he was five, Mr. Wretlind has always wanted to write.

He has been published in many magazines, to include The Horror Express, All Hollows: The Journal of the Ghost Story Society, Horror Carousel and Bare Bones. He's penned a few novels, deleted a few novels, edited a few novels and is, of course, writing a few novels.
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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    Mr. Wretlind has done a magnificent job of drawing me into this

    Mr. Wretlind has done a magnificent job of drawing me into this book, slight pun intended. The author has a well written style that had me turning pages quickly. The characters came to life and I connected with each of them.

    I'm not one for lengthy reviews, so here's the short version: Read this book. If you haven't heard of Benjamin Wretlind, which may very well be the case, you will. He has a mesmerising way with words.

    Thanks for writing this book and allowing me to read it.

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