The Last Speaker of Skalwegian

The Last Speaker of Skalwegian

by David Gardner

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Overview

Professor Lenny Thorson lives in a defunct revolving restaurant, obsesses over word derivations, and teaches linguistics at a fourth-rate college with a gerbil for a mascot. Lenny's thirty-four years have not been easy-he grew up in a junkyard with his widowed father and lives under a cloud of guilt for having killed another boxer as a teenager.

Desperate to save his teaching career, Lenny seizes the opportunity to document the Skalwegian language with its last living speaker, Charlie Fox. Life appears to have finally taken a turn for the better...

Unfortunately for Lenny, it hasn't. He soon finds himself at war with Charlie, his dean, a ruthless mobster, and his own conscience.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645992394
Publisher: Encircle Publications, LLC
Publication date: 09/08/2021
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

David Gardner grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, served in Army Special Forces and earned a Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught college and worked as a reporter and in high tech. He coauthored three programming books for Prentice Hall and wrote dozens of travel articles and many mind-numbing software manuals before happily turning to fiction. His novel The Journalist: A Paranormal Thriller appeared in February 2021 (Encircle Publications). He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Nancy, also a writer. He hikes, bikes, messes with astrophotography, and plays the keyboard with no discernible talent whatsoever.

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