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A Death On The Wolf [Kindle Edition]

G. M. Frazier
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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WINNER of the Kindle Book Review's 2012 "Best Indie Books" contest for Literary Fiction.

UPDATED now with a Discussion Guide for readers and an
Afterword by the author.

"The summer I turned sixteen I shot a man."  With that simple declaration, Nelson Gody begins his story of the summer of 1969 and the events that would change his life forever.

Nelson lives with his widower father and his five-year-old sister on their small farm outside Bells Ferry, Mississippi.  It's an idyllic world grounded in family and friendship, a world full of farm chores and lazy afternoons swimming in the Wolf River with Frankie, his best friend.

Things begin to change when Nelson finds himself falling in love with Mary Alice, the orphan from a children's home who is spending the summer with his aunt.  While dealing with the emotional rollercoaster of first love, Nelson learns the secret his best friend has been harboring (he's gay) and nearly trashes his life-long friendship with Frankie.  Just when it seems the two boys have worked it all out, saving their friendship, a mysterious stranger comes to town on an exotic motorcycle and interjects himself into their world, giving Frankie the chance to explore his burgeoning sexuality--with horrific consequences.  Capped by the devastation of Hurricane Camille, no one escapes unscathed from those six weeks in the summer of '69.

Told with narrative drive that pulls you completely into the story, A Death on the Wolf is an uncompromising coming of age tale full of hard-hitting issues which are tackled head-on with courage; not only by the author, but by the characters he's created.  "Real, gritty, heartwarming, with characters and a setting you can see, feel, and taste" (The Kindle Book Review), Nelson's unvarnished fictional memoir will introduce you to a time and place that is no more--and yet shows how courage, love, and friendship are timeless concepts in the face of life's trials and tribulations.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2631 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 146625453X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Epicea Books (9 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0064X5KUW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #324,993 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have been voracious reader of fiction since the age of six when my father took me to the book sale at the public library and I bought a paperback copy of Charles Schulz's Peanuts cartoons for fifteen cents. The writers who have influenced me the most are Ernest Hemingway, Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner, Harper Lee, and Pat Conroy. The novelist who most impressed upon me the necessity of well crafted dialogue is Hemingway. The novelist who most impressed upon me the power of well crafted narrative is Pat Conroy.

I have been writing fiction for the last twenty years and I am not a genre writer. My stories run the gamut from the supernatural to the sublimely real. Gerard is a novella about a ten-year-old vampire. Brian's Wish is about a rich businessman who, through his "make-a-wish" foundation, comes to know a youngster who is dying of cancer. Return to Innocence is a dark and disturbing tale of a therapist whose life is ruined when he is falsely accused of child abuse. And Summer Solstice is a story about a grief stricken widower who learns to love again.

From 1998 to 2000 I was Managing Editor at Genesis Press. I currently spend my time writing, editing, and practicing Family Law in the Upstate of South Carolina.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Didn't think I would...but I enjoyed it. 18 Nov 2013
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Not my usual sort of read. I generally steer away from coming of age novels....and certainly those set in the southern US bible states. But once I started to read it I enjoyed the fluid writing style and dialogue which carried the story forward.
I was 18 in 1969 when this tale was set....only 3 years older than the main character and in a different country.....but I can relate to the moon landing coverage, I remember the hurricane, and remember how times have changed since then....
.....it's a tale of friendship and discovery, first love, the presence of evil, and the essential goodness of some human beings....all based in a setting which seems a bygone age even though it's not that long ago.
If you want something different give it a try.....I enjoyed it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars stormy times 8 Oct 2013
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I loved this simples unwell written book. Nelson and Frankie both grow up fast in the summer of 1969. Some very strong themes run through the book, love friendship, charity and respect for all. Life then was so much simpler and not always better. Please read this book, you'll gain an insight into a time of huge change and maybe realise that some things have changed for the better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a Cracking Book 14 Sep 2013
By Angie T.D. TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I really enjoyed this book, I loved the main characters and the pace of the book.I read more thrillers than anything else and this was as exciting but more character driven than my usual books.I loved the feel of a time gone by, a time when I was growing up it was great, kept me entertained and also not sure how it was all going to work out I always enjoy a book that keeps me guessing,I thought this was a really great read, and it had a good ending as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real blast from the past 17 Jun 2013
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A story that brings back a time when the race to space and a super hurricane come together in a young boy`s life along with the realization that his childhood friend is not who he thought and not everything is black and white. This and the beginning of a love story that brings together the book in a delightful way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A enjoyable read. 21 May 2013
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A very enjoyable read of youth and innocence and how that can all change in a moment.
I can see why it won an award.
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