Atonement

by Kerry Deminski


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Softcover
£9.75
Softcover
£9.75

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/3/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781585009503

About the Book

Psychologist Julie Eckley leaves her hometown to practice her profession elsewhere after having her wedding called off by her fiance after the invitations had been sent. Although she becomes involved in a few casual relationships, these men are relegated to memory when Brad Lockman buys the building in which her office is located as well as the house next door where she rents an apartment. Despite his honesty in letting her know from the start that events concerning his divorce make him unwilling to become romantically involved, Julie hopes that the friendship they forge will someday make the transformation into intimacy.

The predictions made to Julie by both her mother and Linette Sica, her closest friend, that Brad will indeed soon manage to put his past behind him are of scant comfort to her. Brad becomes extremely withdrawn and depressed with the approach of an anniversary. After he requests that Julie has no contact with him until after the dreaded date passes, she reluctantly agrees, but wishes he would have allowed her to use her professional expertise to help with his emotional trauma. When the day finally arrives, Brad's dilemma is terminated and their town is rocked by what happens inside a local vacant theater.


About the Author

It is a well-documented fact that a fiction writer's life experiences enhance the plots and characters that he or she creates.

Kerry Deminski is a man who worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for three and a half decades, but also spent a lot of time before and during that period holding down other jobs as well. He worked as an armed guard for a detective agency, as a truck driver for a bookbinder, as a janitor, as a heating and air conditioning mechanic, as a theater usher, as a convenience store clerk, as a factory laborer. While still a teenager in Appalachia, he spent three years working after high school and on weekends for an uncle in the trucking business, shoveling coal and shouldering heavy blocks of ice into hundreds of homes in that financially depressed region. During these jobs, and others not mentioned, Deminski filed away in his mind all of the people he met and the things they said and did, hoping to draw upon these experiences to enrich the books he knew he would write someday. Now that someday has arrived, and the prolific author turns out one, sometimes two, novels every year. Kerry Deminski has also received royalties for song lyrics he has written; he has sold humor to Playboy Magazine; he has been granted U.S. Patent Numbers 5,755,438 and 5,788,706 for two of his inventions.