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The Night Train

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Abused at home and bullied at school, young Jayrod Nash steals away on a freight train with a vow never to return. His best friend tags along, but his heart's not in it. They meet up with a hobo named Farley, who offers protection in exchange for obedience, and soon learn he's running too.

"The Night Train" is a novel about the struggle of innocence against brutality, written with powerful characters who allow no commentary from the author. Together they paint a picture of life ...

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Overview

Abused at home and bullied at school, young Jayrod Nash steals away on a freight train with a vow never to return. His best friend tags along, but his heart's not in it. They meet up with a hobo named Farley, who offers protection in exchange for obedience, and soon learn he's running too.

"The Night Train" is a novel about the struggle of innocence against brutality, written with powerful characters who allow no commentary from the author. Together they paint a picture of life as it exists too often.

Carl Purdon weaves a tale that takes the reader through the full gamut of emotions, and leaves them feeling as if they have known the Nash family all their lives. Perhaps they have.

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Editorial Reviews

Southern Delta Literary Magazine - Kat Kennedy
"Powerful and disturbing, but so is the shame and hardship passed down from generation to generation - the legacy of the abuser. We feel Jayrod's pain, both physical and emotional, as he tries to escape his fate, jump at each creak of the floor board, and breathe a sigh of relief each time he is given a momentary reprieve. This book is a must read."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470185831
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/4/2012
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Purdon lives in Pontotoc, Mississippi with his wife and two of their four children. Pontotoc is halfway between Tupelo, which is the birthplace of Elvis, and Oxford, which was the home of William Faulkner. Since he can't sing, he writes. Since he's not an expert on anything in particular, he writes fiction.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2014

    Better than Grisham

    I read this book in two days and had trouble putting it down
    It wi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

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    I love this book! The writing and characters in 'The Night Trai

    I love this book! The writing and characters in 'The Night Train' are so real! It was as it I were there traveling with them and as if I were Jarod feeling what he felt...his abuse, his hurts, his adventures. This is a super great read! I believe this would make a great movie! Carl is an extremely talented writer!

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