The Escape of Bobby Ray Hammer is a second generation "Grapes of Wrath" novel in that Bobby's parents migrated to California during the 1930s, the "Dust Bowl" days. Bobby is just entering his senior year in high school and eager to graduate and go on to college to get out of his rural farming community; however, he realizes that he must resolve family problems that originated, he believes, with the death of his older brother before he can fulfill his dream. Little does he realize the trail of misery he will cause as he uncovers the family secrets that led to his brother's death.
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About the Author
David Sheppard is the author of the non-fiction works Oedipus on a Pale Horse and Novelsmithing, and the fiction trilogy The Mysteries, A Novel of Ancient Eleusis. He holds a bachelor's from Arizona State University and a master's from Stanford University, and has also studied American Literature at the University of Colorado. His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review and in The Arvon International Poetry Competition Anthology (Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney editors).