A Tissue of Lies

A Tissue of Lies

by Michael Nemeth
A Tissue of Lies

A Tissue of Lies

by Michael Nemeth


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The coming-of-age story that defines a generation. At a time when political leaders are brazenly assassinated, inalienable civil rights had to be guaranteed by legislation, race riots disfigured the American landscape, and a controversial war shaped social consciousness, the blue collar Kovacs family struggled to survive in a white collar world. In 1966, fifteen-year-old Eddie, the neglected middle child, harbored a dream that strained the family's limited resources and sparked a contentious relationship with his Dad. Danny, the eldest son, dreamt of becoming a professional baseball player, a dream Dad vowed to make come true at any cost. Mom wanted to escape her hand-to-mouth existence and was not above deceit to achieve her goal. When Danny received his draft notice, everyone's dreams were imperiled. During that fateful summer, Eddie, with the help of his rebellious friend, Marcy, discovered Danny's explosive secret, unraveled Mom's buried lies, and uncovered Dad's desperate maneuvers to rescue Danny's career. Appalled by his parents' devious but futile behavior, Eddie took matters into his own hands and contrived a risky scheme to evade the draft and restore his brother's dream. The results were unpredictable.

Advance praise:

"An engrossing story of a kid deciphering the fine line between right and wrong. Eddie is a complex anti-hero: not as holy as he thinks, but capable of deep feeling, rendered in lyrical prose. Readers will root for his crooked search for a compromised goodness." - Kirkus Indie Reviews

"A Tissue of Lies is a compelling work with a fantastic narrative power and style. The book is a poignant coming-of-age tale that captures the essence of a generation marked by rebellion, sacrifice, and the pursuit of identity. Nemeth's storytelling prowess brings a period in history to life through a rich tapestry of characters and events, leaving a lasting impact on the reader." - K. C. Finn for Reader's Favorites

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798869318114
Publisher: Nemo Writes, LLC
Publication date: 04/16/2024
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
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