08 October 2010

The Volunteer - blurb

November is nearly upon us once more, and that mean National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This year will be my 7th Nano. My subject this time is very different than anything I've done before. Here is the blurb:

Wandering through the streets of America's cities and towns looking for a handout, a meal, or a bottle, Gerald Good has lots of time to think about what led him to chronic homelessness and alcoholism. He was so certain he would rise above it thirty years ago and thinks often of the life he left behind. When it is all offered back to him, however, he realizes the true reason he volunteered.

Yes it is dark. No, the ending is not particularly uplifting. In reality it is the shadow self that haunts the dark places in my mind.