In the mixed days of happiness and sadness, life and death, an African-American mother guides her children to avoid the pitfalls of their hardship environment and leap over the systematic roadblocks that confine many to juvenile delinquency.
This riveting tale of faith and perseverance leads to intrigue when her spiritually inclined and ambitious son, Derrick, attempts to build a civic-minded conglomerate that undercuts the retail and gas prices set by a group of avaricious businessmen led by the narcissistic and callous, Erich Hornsby.
Surrounded by fierce opposition that includes people of his race, can Derrick prevail against the powers that be? And if so, how?
This debut novel by Indie Author, Neal Owens, is God-centered adult/literary fiction that engages the reader with drama, familial love, romance, suspense, and philosophy.
About the Author
Rick Taubold is the author of three published novels several short stories and poems, and co-author of Punctuation For Fiction Writers. He is on the board of directors of Silver Pen Writers (www.silverpenwriters.org). Rick and his wife Rose live in Rochester, NY, and publish the quarterly magazine of fiction Fabula Argentea (www.fabulaargentea.com). Rick is also the coordinator of the Write Well Award (www.writewellaward.com).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought I left a review for this book but don't see it. Anyway, the drama and suspense in this novel are intense. Very powerful storyline and impressive writing for a debut. The erotica is tastefully done, and the characters come to life.