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Front Porch Prophet, The

By Raymond L. Atkins

2009 IPPY Gold Medal Award winner
for Southeast Best Regional Fiction

2009 Georgia Author of the Year Award Winner
Nominated for the 2009 SIBA Awards in the Fiction category.

WINNER of the gold medal in the IPPY Awards for the Southeast Best Regional Fiction category!!!!


What do a trigger-happy bootlegger with pancreatic cancer, an alcoholic helicopter pilot who is afraid to fly, and a dead guy with his feet in a camp stove have in common?

What are the similarities between a fire department that cannot put out fires, a policeman who has a historic cabin fall on him from out of the sky, and an entire family dedicated to a variety of deceased authors?

Where can you find a war hero named Termite with a long knife stuck in his liver, a cook named Hoghead who makes the world’s worst coffee, and a supervisor named Pillsbury who nearly gets hung by his employees?

Sequoyah, Georgia is the answer to all three questions. They arise from the relationship between A. J. Longstreet and his best friend since childhood, Eugene Purdue. After a parting of ways due to Eugene’s inability to accept the constraints of adulthood, he reenters A.J.’s life with terminal cancer and the dilemma of executing a mercy killing when the time arrives.

Take this gripping journey to Sequoyah, Georgia and witness A.J.’s battle with mortality, euthanasia, and his adventure back to the past and people who made him what he is—and helps him make the decision that will alter his life forever.

Fiction
Hardcover
US $25.95 / CDN $28.95
ISBN# 9781933836386

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