Golden Years: The First Half

Author: M.J. Davis
Published: March 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-934733-77-6
Pages: 308
Size: 6" x 9"
Type: Paperback
Price: $19.95
Categories: Fiction

The GOLDEN YEARS: THE FIRST HALF is a tour of an America, wounded and festering. Its Northwest working-class people are badly damaged: Vietnam vets, bigoted townspeople, and good men sidelined by history. At the novel's center is Luellen, bound to a psychotic husband, barely literate but wise, encoding her waking dreams and nightmares on postcards from Hell. Reading this book is a terrifying ride through time in which the personal trajectories of the characters seem always to be crashing against the disheartening realities of racial prejudice, domestic abuse, and justice perverted. M.J. Davis uses bold strokes to make us pay attention, and his gifts for both prose and poetry shine through.

Carol Alexander, Ph.D. in American literature from Columbia University and author of Bridal Veil Falls.

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