Title: The Clock of Life
Author: Nancy Klann-Moren
Synopsis: In the small town of Hadlee, Mississippi, during the 1980's, Jason Lee Rainey struggles to find his way amongst the old, steadfast Southern attitudes about race, while his friendship with a black boy, Samson Johnson, deepens.
By way of stories from others, Jason Lee learns about his larger-than-life father, who was killed in Vietnam. He longs to become that sort of man, but doesn't believe he has it in him.
In The Clock Of Life he learns lessons from the past, and the realities of inequality. He flourishes with the bond of friendship; endures the pain of senseless death; finds the courage to stand up for what he believes is right; and comes to realize he is his father's son.
This story explores how two unsettling chapters in American history, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, affect the fate of a family, a town, and two boyhood friends.
Published: Published November 2012 by Anthonyann Books
About this author: While traveling for her work as an advertising and marketing executive, Nancy began writing short fiction for fun. She soon started taking writing classes and attending writer’s conferences and workshops. The goal was to create unique stories told in a distinctive voice.
Her short stories are eclectic and poignant. They were her primary genre until the day she read an excerpt in a class and the instructor said, “What are you doing the next couple years, because what you wrote is a novel.” She took up the challenge and produced the novel, "The Clock of Life."
Her collection of short stories is titled "Like The Flies On The Patio."
She's now working on a new novel based on her short story titled "The m&m's.
Favorite Authors: Pat Conroy, T.C. Boyle, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Susan Cisneros, Barbara Kingsolver(less)
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