Folks

Folks

by Angie Katie O'Neill

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Overview

Historically interesting and laugh out loud funny.
Very Southern and a little naughty. "Folks" is a contemporary, historical novel that focuses on the Southwestern United States, primarily West Texas, from the turn of the 20th Century through the mid-1950's; with some contemporary flashbacks.

Follow three quirky and dysfunctional generations of neighboring communities in Southwest Texas as they each survive the struggles and challenges that life in the 20th century presents them, in their own unique way. Retold through the eyes of the fourth generation, Avery Devereux, who announces to the entire community from the podium of the crowded, grade-school auditorium, "My name is Avery Devereux. I am the daughter of Orson and Katherine Devereux. We are descended from a long line of famous pirates and whores."

Out of the mouths of babes unfolds a unique perspective on regional survival set against the backdrop of world history.

"Folks" is a contemporary, historical novel that focuses on the Southwestern United States, primarily West Texas, from the turn of the 20th Century through the mid-1950's; with some contemporary flashbacks. Follow the dreamy Devereux's, who marry as young, idealistic teenagers and struggle to raise a family through the hardships of the Great Depression, Dust Bowl and World War I and come of age through the immigration changes of the 1950's. The Hardesty's who are the pillars of the Southwest ranching and oil industries. And the Smoot's, who live on the dark and wild side of through generations of prostitution and drug trafficking. This story is full of heart, history, and humor. It does contain sexual and adult themes and is only suitable for adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505453607
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Follow three quirky and dysfunctional generations of neighboring communities in Southwest Texas as they each survive the struggles and challenges that life in the 20th century presents them, in their own unique way. Retold through the eyes of the fourth generation, Avery Devereux, who announces to the entire community from the podium of the crowded, grade-school auditorium, "My name is Avery Devereux. I am the daughter of Orson and Katherine Devereux. We are descended from a long line of famous pirates and whores." Out of the mouths of babes unfolds a unique perspective on regional survival set against the backdrop of world history.

Angie Katie O'Neill was born in Texas, spent her childhood in the Midwest, her adolescence in New Mexico, and her adult life in Southern California. She attended thirteen schools before graduating high school. Most of her adult life though, has been spent spent as a gypsy road tripper - travelling months and years on end selling artwork to survive.

Any artist will tell you that the career is an accidental journey. There is no defined path. A university degree does not necessarily reflect a modicum of insight or talent. And insight and talent are not a constant fluid. Writers have blocks and artists do to. We need breaks. Breaks to pursue intellectual interests, to travel, to read, to write, and to grow. And then one day you pick up your old tools again and you create with an entirely new rainbow of talent. It is in this lifetime of journeys that she began crafting stories.

Hello,

If you've read my stories, I hope you've enjoyed them. I would love to write many more. Please submit a review and share all of your honest and candid comments. I will be eternally grateful for anything you say - good, bad, or otherwise.

Much Love,
Angie Katie O'Neill

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