Gadly Plain: A Novel by J. Michael Dew (Author)

Gadly Plain: A Novel

byJ. Michael Dew (Author)

Kobo ebook | February 5, 2014

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What do you get when you mix an orphaned girl just coming of age, a grieving, pain-filled family, a rural Kentucky barnyard, a donkey who has lived since Adam and has stories to tell, a mentally-handicapped man, and an apocalyptic climax? Happily, you get a literary novel that maintains its lyrical language and dramatic pace from the first to the last page and leaves you thinking, smiling, wondering, looking at this life and the next with eyes to see in fresh, new ways.

When a young girl's father dies, and her mother abandons her at her paternal grandparents' home in Kentucky, no one helps her cope with the cloud of death that hovers over the family ... until she wanders down to the neighbor's barn. There in an earthy, unlikely haven, vistas open to Spring-baby that transcend time and place and even death.

Gadly Plain is for readers looking for lyrical fiction that is both personal and sweeping in scope; a literary novel that intersects the grit, grief and glory of life on this earth with the presence, power and persuasion of the supernatural and transcendant.

At the back of the book is an interview with the author and a discussion guide for reading groups and book clubs.

Title:Gadly Plain: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 5, 2014Publisher:Cladach PublishingLanguage:English

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