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Dan Beatty has relied on his 17 years of experience as a social worker and clinical therapist in Western North Carolina to breathe life into the many characters in his novels and short stories. He has meticulously developed his characters by spotlighting many of the topics that have plagued children and young adults growing up in abusive homes and challenging systems.
From characters whose "home" is the street, a 6x8-foot prison cell, or the last stool at the end of a bar, Beatty believes that everyone has a fascinating story to tell, if only someone would listen.
on July 01, 2013 :
This novel is a must read! From the very beginning of this novel, I found myself engaged in the story line. As a book lover, I have read many pieces in which I lose interest within the first few chapters causing me to close the book and place it on a shelf to collect dust or take up space within my Kindle. I can honestly say that this writer's ability to keep a reader's attention is apparent throughout the book. Mr. Beatty has created a character that the reader falls in love with. Chapter by chapter, I found myself rooting for this character to rise above the many obstacles he faces throughout his young life. This beautifully written piece of work reads as if it is a true memoir instead of fiction. I must say that this unlikely heroic character is considered one of my all time favorite characters in a novel. I am eager to read more pieces of work from this author!
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)