Under the Rug

Under the Rug

by Todd Wonkka


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At eight years old, Jake Walden is sexually assaulted by his male babysitter. The incident is swept under the rug by Jake’s parents, leaving him confused about the limits of love and loyalty. Jake copes by immersing himself in reading, playing guitar, and writing music. But after moving to a new town leads to a falling out with his father, Jake discovers the leverage of telling lies, and the numbing calm of drugs and alcohol, all subsequent addictions matched only by his uncontrollable search for true allegiance.

Years later as a musician in Los Angeles in a band on the rise, Jake meets Clive, his best friend; Allison, an unconventional love; and Roger, a drug-peddling killer and Allison’s ex. Throughout the course of one night, Jake discovers that Roger tried to eliminate him in an act of jealousy and that Clive may have been caught in the middle, forcing Jake to realize the sad truth of his most beloved friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947848856
Publisher: Inkshares
Publication date: 10/22/2019
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Todd S. Wonkka was born in 1976 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. At eleven he moved to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Small town life wasn’t for him, so at eighteen he hit the road, went west, lived in Arizona, Colorado, and eventually, California. He lived in Los Angeles from 1998 to 2010, spending much of that time as a musician. Under The Rug is inspired by the ones that’ll take a punch for you. Aside from writing, Todd currently teaches tennis in San Diego.

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