The Pains of April

The Pains of April

by Frank Turner Hollon
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The Pains of April by Frank Turner Hollon

Following the success of his novel, 'The God File', comes the release of Frank Turner Hollon's first novel, 'The Pains of April'. This short novel brings us the recollections of an old man in a rest home on the Gulf Coast. We feel the frustrations, lessons, and fears of a lifetime remembered, as this man looks for himself behind the veil of his memories and dreams. “Even at the end of April, there are so many things to learn”.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596928558
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/22/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 145 KB

About the Author

About the Author: Frank Turner Hollon lives in Alabama with his wife and children. He is the author of 'The God File', 'A Thin Difference', 'The Point of Fracture', 'The Wait', 'Austin and Emily', and 'Life Is A Strange Place' which was developed into the movie 'Barry Munday'. The film 'Blood and Circumstance', based on Frank's novel by the same title, is currently in production.

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Pains of April 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
AnaV1 More than 1 year ago
The Pains of April by Frank Turner Hollon is the hardest thing I have ever had to describe in my entire life. Regardless of the fact that this book seems as though it was written by the weathered hands of a 150 year old man, Hollon was 26 years old when he wrote it. Written in first person point of view, it is tremendously poetic and almost philosophical. The book does not really have a storyline, nor any plot twist. It is basically made up of a very insightful, inquisitive old man’s thoughts and memories, yet it is all stitched together so stunningly. It is a short book (only 100 pages) still it has had a great amount of influence on me. After reading this novel, I could not read another for 1 month because all I could think about was The Pains of April. It matured me. These 100 pages of an average old man’s thoughts on his life were enough to make me significantly mature mentally. His imagery is superb. At times I found myself having to put the book down because all I saw in my mind were the infinite paintings inspired by this book. Hollon’s form of writing is slightly peculiar and he has a unique way of putting a book together. It is as though authors are knitters and all of them knitted in the same manner (writing), had the same supplies (pen and paper), and knitted the same thing: a gray sock (novels). Then Frank Turner Hollon would be that ingenious knitter who found an odd new way of knitting his red mittens. This author understands style (something I have rarely found). I have just found so much in these 100 beautifully formed pages. This novel has depthened my thoughts in many ways and I completely recommend it. “Even at the end of April there are so many things to learn.”
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The 'Pains of April' is a rare gem. Frank Turner Hollen wrote this masterpiece with a large canvass, broad strokes, yet at the same time is very detailed. I have read some classics in my time, this is one. It should be in every public school and library in the country. The characters in the story are vivid and colorful. The book is just as much about living as it is dying and everything in between. I heard Oprah stopped doing the book of the month gig? To bad she would have loved to do a segment on 'Pains Of April'. A joy to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book moves along. I caught myself smiling while I was reading. I heard myself laugh aloud when I was alone. The book is just a wonderful time. You or a book fan will love this book.