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Monday, February 16, 2009

I'm giving away a copy of Dead Boys by Richard Lange

To enter to win a copy of this book simply post a comment. You can either tell me about someone you know who tried to rise about their troubled past or you can simply mention what intrigues you about the book. I will pick a winner next Sunday. Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you if you win! Peace!

About the book:

These hard-hitting, deeply felt stories trace men-- straight arrows and outlaws, have-it-alls and outcasts-- as they take stock of their lives and missteps and struggle to rise above their troubled pasts. A salesman considers his tenuous relationship with his sister after she has been brutally attacked. A house painter looks forward to moving his family out of their seedy neighborhood as he plans his last bank robbery. A drifter finds a chance at love when he delivers news of a barfly's death to the man's estranged daughter.

These are hard-boiled tales of life on the edge in a city where the sun hurts your eyes and dreams die more often than they come true. Full of heart and heartbreak, Dead Boys is the debut of an astonishingly talented new writer.

My thoughts:

I don't have the book, but it sounds interesting. :)


Marta said...

Sure put me in Michelle ;)

It sounds interesting

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Martha A. said...

It sounds different than what I usually read! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Annie said...

Wow, I can relate to trying to rise above troubled situations etc.

I've lived through so much in my life, personally and through family or friends.

drug addiction
mental illness
physical abuse
emotional abuse
heart attacks

Oh, man, I could go on and on! From the description this book sounds pretty interesting; I enjoy books that give new perspectives on different situations.


Stacie said...

The book looks good. The one person I know who rose above a troubled past would be my grandmother. Both her parents died when she was 5 and she was raised in foster care. This is during the depression when she never knew when her next meal would come from. The experience has made her a stronger and compassionate person.

Marla said...

My fiance is rising above his troubled past. He spent the last year homeless and lost pretty much everything he owned. He went from living a very comfortable life with a woman who loved him very much, but because of his troubled past, anxiety disorder and depression, he ended up losing everything. God "found" him under a lilac bush passed out from a two week drunk, he has no recollection of. However, at that time he felt God's presence and has been struggling to get back on his feet ever since and in the process, we found each other. Thank you for the entry.

Lela Fox said...

I don't believe it mentions if these stories are true or fictional. Sounds like it might be a good read. I love to read stories of people who overcome trials and it makes them stronger in the long run.
Please enter me in the contest.
Thanks, gammawfox

Valorie said...

At the risk of sounding self-serving, I'll say myself. I am really proud of myself. I had a very abusive father, a troubled childhood and a drug problem. Now I am out of college and getting my life together. <3


Anita Yancey said...

I like how the author includes tales about several different people. It makes it more interesting. I would love to read the book. Please enter me.


sharon54220 said...

Sounds like a very good book. It would be interesting to read how people did better for themselves.

Please enter me.


Michelle Sutton said...

And the winner is...

Anita Yancey!

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