Wednesday, August 27, 2014
This Side of the River
Print Length: 49 pages
Publisher: Tom Darin Liskey; First edition (August 3, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
This is a Novella containing 4 short stories about a boy. A boy who remains unnamed throughout the story and also remains lost and abandoned through most of the book, even while surrounded by family.
Very well written, with a story that digs deep into the heartstrings.
A perfect ebook novel for your phone or tablet, you can read a story at a time in short bursts or spend your lunch hour reading all four.
If you go to the bottom of this post I have a link to a short story Tom wrote for the Dew, which will give you a good flavor taste of his writing.
This Side of The River chronicles a time and place where vengeance and reconciliation both hang in the balance with the same weight. It is about a broken family trying to make sense of the chaotic world around them in a post-Vietnam War Midwestern state. These are stories written against the backdrop of new beginnings, even when hope remains elusive and out of grasp. The main characters in this book are the oft-overlooked in life: the day laborers, the single mothers just a paycheck away from a homeless shelter and a young boy searching for safe harbor in a dangerous world. These are stories in the raw about addiction, hope, and loss. The walking wounded in life looking for any crutch they can find to make it through another day.
Click HERE to read a story published at the Dew by Tom Linsky in 2012.