Troubador Earl, Honey

Released: 28/05/2022

ISBN: 9781803131696

Format: Hardback

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Earl, Honey

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“Ever since Pa hit him in the head with the two-by-four, Earl had lived with blinders on. Not real blinders, of course, because that would be foolish. It was his own brain that blinkered him.”
 

EARL HAHN is slow, the last one to catch on to things. Since the day his father hit him in the head with a 2x4 of loblolly pine, he’s struggled with a “thickness in his brain.” It takes him longer to make the connections others arrive at easily. When his father is prosecuted for the crime of incest, it feels like deliverance for Earl, his mother Lizzie Belle, and the entire Hahn family. Unfortunately, his father’s abhorrent actions are not done exacting a price. Everyone in the household will pay for their patriarch’s crimes – no one more than Earl.

So begins a powerful coming-of-age tale about a shy, damaged boy who must overcome unimaginable personal tragedy – both as its victim and its perpetrator. Raw, honest, and filled with heart, Earl, Honey recounts an extraordinary search for redemption amid the perilous world of the 1920s American South.

EARL, HONEY - historical fiction set in the 1920s American South - is scheduled to launch May 2022.

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D.S. Getson

D.S. GETSON was born in North Carolina and grew up hearing Earl's story told at family gatherings. Online research and interviews with relatives fleshed out the details of an extraordinary tragedy which the author then fictionalized in-between-the-lines.

After earning Bachelor of Arts degrees from Duke University and a masters degree from Southern Methodist University, the author worked in marketing at for-profit and non-profit organizations, including stints as an expat in Taiwan and Malaysia. Prior published works include the young adult climate novels, Dry Souls and The Last Tree.


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