The Talisman Cock!

The Talisman Cock!

by Henry Joseph Russell

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Overview

The Talisman Cock!, debut novel from award winning poet and short fiction writer Henry Joseph Russell, follows sixteen-year-old David Smith, a talented cross country runner from Cape Cod who believes he's living his "Personal Destiny" when he earns a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school near Boston. Alas, David's new roommate, a notoriously womanizing and wildly confident ice hockey prodigy named Johnny Connolly, doesn't believe in Destiny. A sort of metaphysical libertarian (and libertine!), Johnny claims "Jesus powers" of meditation and visualization have helped him fashion his "perfect reality," a life defined by countless one-night-stands, lofty athletic glory, and his most cherished "creation:" a rather large male organ he's lovingly named his "Talisman Cock!" But, when David becomes a hesitant disciple to Johnny's bizarre teachings, he unveils a stranger secret hidden behind his roommate's spiritual bravado: a Greater Destiny they both share. The Talisman Cock! is a modern, coming-of-age classic for young adults and adults alike. Tackling dynamic theological and philosophical issues with humor, eloquence and grace, Russell has penned an American, boarding-school yarn worthy of the pantheon beside A Separate Peace and The Catcher in the Rye.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539365068
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/14/2016
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Henry Joseph Russell was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1993. He graduated from Milton Academy in 2011 and continued to Dartmouth College where he apprenticed under prolific novelist Ernest Hebert and received a degree in English Literature and Religion. He has worked as a dockhand on a Cape Cod fish pier, a cross country coach in New Hampshire and, most recently, as a carpenter in Boston.

For more information on Henry and The Back of the Fish Publishing, please visit www.TheBackoftheFish.com.

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