Life Goes On

Life Goes On

by Louis Petrosino


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Henry and Carol Dunaven, a youngish couple, purchase the former Gladys Chetman house and apple orchard, a real estate acquisition with a hidden past. Somewhere on the estate, something or someone is buried. It is this hundred- year- old secret which draws the purchasers into a series of eerie encounters. At times, a young female spirit haunts the house and occasionally wields her control over Carol. In addition, the ghosts of the Civil War dead are brought to life during each violent storm to perform their endless combative roles. Too often, Henry is a witness to the unnerving carnage. As a spectator to this ghoulish imagery, he brings his own sanity into question.
Even more strange are the local people. They remain cold, distant, and at times hostile. Many residents advise departure, while some enact their own brand of violence and destruction. The turbulence erupts because two relatives of Gladys Chetman don't want anyone living on the property. Especially in such close proximity to the rather old but devastating secret held somewhere within.
The Dunaven couple meets every adversity bravely. Besides, with the help of two honest hired hands, the brunt of the work is equally distributed. Unfortunately, over time their ordeal becomes unbearable. The townsfolk won't cooperate much, if at all in most instances, and neither will any law enforcement agency. Too many people fear the wealthy Chetman brothers and their ruffians. Therein, Henry Dunaven launches his own crusade to drag this tormenting dilemma into the open. Eventually, he discovers all of the facts regarding the century-old mystery.
The consuming story unfolds in a series of misfortunes, periods of humor, and moments of tender consideration; all events which subsequently lead Henry and Carol to their chosen horizon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628382532
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/23/2015
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Louis Petrosino was born in Red Bank, New Jersey.

As a restorer of classic vehicles and an appreciator of historic artifacts, it comes as no surprise that his writing also exudes a classic style. Capturing the quintessential gift of American story telling that is reminiscent of John Steinbeck and O. Henry, the author continues on the path of tradition while also creating a new trail for future writers.
When he is not writing or working, the author enjoys fishing and hunting.

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