Mendel

April 26, 2022|
Mendel by Damone Bester
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Imagine the mid 1980’s, last day of school, summer break. A teen rushes to meet his mother, who is being released from the hospital after cancer surgery. When the teen arrives, he finds out his mother is dead, but his ex-gangbanging dad, who’s been in jail the last eight years is at the hospital ready to take the teen home. Mendel is a coming-of-age story about a high school senior who must learn how to forgive as he navigates life without his mother. Things come to a head when the teen accidentally finds his mom’s diary. In the journal, he discovers his mother’s dreams of becoming a collegiate track star were derailed due to getting pregnant with him. To honor his mother, he joins Mendel’s track team, but before he could cash in on any scholarship offers, his father’s thuggish past catches up with them when a gun-toting nemesis comes seeking revenge. The teen must decide between saving his own life or sacrificing it all to save his estranged father.
Damone Bester was born and raised on Chicago’s Southside to blue-collar parents who were married 49 years, and one older brother, whose backyard scuffles taught Damone one lesson: “Never quit.” He wasn’t just a student at Mendel; he lived and breathed “Blue Smoke,” the mantra of his track team brethren. A brief conversation with anothe...
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Title:Mendel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 7.04 X 5.11 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.04 X 5.11 X 0.88 in
Published:April 26, 2022
Publisher:The Story Plant
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781611883268

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