by Rick Neumayer


by Rick Neumayer


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Rick Neumayer's Journeyman tells a timeless tale of youth striving to define not only itself but the world it inhabits. Who lives and who dies and why? What new and old values to reject or embrace-and at what point in the journey? A journeyman in earlier lingo was a tradesman who was no longer an apprentice but not yet a master of his trade. This honest, funny, and heartbreaking novel delivers everything a reader could wish for in the way of action, characters who are convincing and engaging, and ideas worth pondering.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996012041
Publisher: Louisville Review Corp. and Fleur-De-Lis
Publication date: 09/08/2020
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Rick Neumayer has published short fiction in many literary magazines, and three of his full-length Broadway-style musical collaborations have been produced. Journeyman is his first published novel. Rick co-edited River City Review literary magazine and has reviewed books for the Louisville Courier Journal. The Louisville native, resident, and Male High graduate has had a wide variety of experiences, including working as a newspaper reporter. After retiring from a thirty-year teaching career, he began writing full-time while earning an MFA in creative writing at Spalding University. He also holds degrees from the University of Louisville (MA) and Western Kentucky University (BA).

Table of Contents

1 Our Own Private Walden Pond 3

2 Burning Bridges 21

3 The Blood of Frontiersmen 35

4 The Star Unit 53

5 The Biggest Mistake of My Life 67

6 Selling Wolf Tickets 83

7 The Singing Sand 101

8 You Can't Save Them All 117

9 The Ancient Ones 133

10 Everything Is Racial 147

11 The Healing Ceremony 161

12 A Flurry of Feelings 177

13 How to Say Goodbye in Ute 187

14 How the Commune Works 195

15 Weekend Hippies 211

16 A Satirical Sketch 221

17 Final Strokes 233

18 Long Distance 235

19 Sun on My Back 241

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