A Shattered Heart

by W. A. Saunders



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/28/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781491827321

About the Book

A Shattered Heart is set in and around the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and centers on the life of a typical red-blooded young African-American teenage boy. Jermaine Alexander Baxter was from Catonsville, Maryland, and he was as normal as any other high school senior. But for him, home life was not very fulfilling. His father was an alcoholic and a drug addict who was physically and psychologically abusive to the family. His mother was diagnosed with clinical depression and the medication she was taking kept her incoherent most of the time. Consequently, Baxter was dismayed and he stayed away from home as much and as often as possible. He found comfort in a vacant apartment building in his neighborhood where he often went for reading, writing, relaxation, and most of all for solitude. Baxter went there to escape all of his problems, but little did he realize that it was there where his problems really began. That’s where he ran into Max and Joey, two men who ran a small criminal enterprise. Baxter witnessed one of their crimes, and his disheveled life got worse with each passing moment as he faced one adventure after another. A Shattered Heart follows Baxter through those adventures and readers easily empathize with his efforts to overcome his seemingly never-ending troubles.

About the Author

William A. Saunders, II resides in Silver Spring, Maryland. He graduated from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring after which he served in the U.S. Army in the Military Police Corps. In 1991, he received his Bachelor's degree from the University of the District of Columbia. He is currently pursuing graduate studies at the University of Maryland. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and music of all genres and eras. One of his favorite pastimes is collecting old coins and currency. At an early age he developed the hobby of writing, though most of his work has been inspirational and motivational. A Shattered Heart is his debut novel.