The Solomon Twist

The Solomon Twist

by Dan Hammond Jr.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692249055
Publisher: Solomon Texas Press
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Combining humor and quirky characters with an incisive poignancy, Dan Hammond Jr. takes on drama and suspense within the fictional setting of Solomon, Texas.

Dan Hammond Jr. attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop under the direction of Frank Conroy. His short stories and reviews have been published in Fiction Quarterly, Southwestern American Literature, The Tampa Tribune, DFW Newspapers, and the short story compilation ICE. He received a 1997 Umana Award for Fiction.

Hammond's debut novel DELBERT JUDD is described by Kirkus Reviews as "lighthearted and funny thanks to the humor of oddball Delbert, but it also explores some substantial issues, which gives it poignancy and weight."

Pulitzer-winning editor Stuart Warner writes, "Hammond has created a rich, textured character, and built a wonderful story around him."

Dan lives in Denton, Texas, with his wife, Sandra, and his sons, Tyler and Travis.

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The Solomon Twist 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite The Solomon Twist by Dan Hammond begins with confusion regarding an about-to-be-born baby, whether the ‘exed out’ husband or the de facto-man deserve credit, and come delivery, it happens to be twins to further the unsettled differences. The story continues through the dimly lit alleys and underground to the unraveling of hopelessness, hope, and many other facets of life and living. The twins, a boy and a girl, grow up accustomed to knowing their fathers as Daddy One and Daddy Two. Then one of them is found dead. Associated queries confront them throughout with, of course, the question as to who the real daddy is taking the prime position. The Solomon Twist by Dan Hammond is quite a story condensed into a couple of hundred pages. Each and every actor in this drama has their own plot in the many turns the story takes; the narrative is easy, with light hearted humor, (one may laugh, if so wish!) and is fairly unconventional. The plot, a case of naturally conceived twins being accorded a multi-father connection, in itself is mystifying, not to mention the resulting brouhaha, which the author has managed to retain almost to the end by careful manipulation of scenes. The question of “Who shot Daddy Two?” remains in the air, while many and varied characters make their entry and exit through this book. This is an entertaining novel where adventure, suspense, thrill, and drama, with a due share of sentimental transactions, fill the pages.