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Book Title: Patches of Grey|
The author of the book: Roy L. Pickering Jr.
Edition: M.U.D. House Books
Date of issue: October 1st 2010
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Tony Johnson is a studious young man planning to soon graduate from much more than high school. Although his zip code places him in a Bronx tenement pre "rise of Obama", his sights are set far beyond the trappings of a humble upbringing. Collegiate dreams combined with falling in love with a white classmate put him strongly at odds with his father. He incurs Lionel Johnson's wrath for the sins of ambition and daring to be with Janet Mitchell. Seeing unrealized goals reincarnated in the eyes of his eldest son remind Lionel of what once could have been, and of what went wrong. His own upbringing in a segregated town established a bitter, prejudiced outlook that is the only legacy he has to pass down to his children. When his job and role as primary breadwinner are lost, Lionel's authority erodes and he drowns disappointment one drink at a time. This affords Tony an opportunity to assert independence rather than allowing history to repeat itself and his fate to be set by chance and circumstance. Throughout the course of a tumultuous year, Tony comes to learn that the world is not as black and white as he and his father's opposing mindsets would suggest.
Named a 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion™ Honoree
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Read information about the authorRoy Pickering was born on the idyllic island of St. Thomas and currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and daughter. His debut novel Patches of Grey is published by M.U.D. House Books. It was named a 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. His second novel is Matters of Convenience.
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Roy's novella Feeding the Squirrels is published in electronic format by SynergEbooks - http://www.synergebooks.com/ebook_fee...
Autographed copies of Roy's books can be purchased directly from the author (Paypal account required) by sending an email to RoyLPickering@gmail.com
Price will be discounted for those buying multiple copies for book clubs.
Roy is happy to guest speak at book club meetings in the NY/NJ area as well as by phone or online chat.
Audio excerpt from Patches of Grey: http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2010/11/...
Audio excerpt from Matters of Convenience: http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/04/...
Audio excerpt from Feeding the Squirrels: http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2011/04/...
A number of Roy's short stories are showcased at http://www.RoyPickering.net along with links to interviews and more.
Roy blogs at "A Line A Day" – http://lineaday.blogspot.com
Anthologies that house his short fiction include Proverbs for the People (Kensington Books), Role Call (Third World Press), The Game: Short Stories About the Life (Triple Crown Publications), Prose to be Read Aloud: Volume One, Ménage à 20: Tales with a hook, Forever Travels, and Independent Author Index Short Story Compilation.
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