A Convocation of Five
About the Book
SYNOPSIS OF A CONVOCATION OF FIVE What is the value of an ordinary guy’s life and who assesses that value? As Tom Albright approaches the end of his days on earth, five individuals meet to evaluate his life. They begin with hearing and commenting on a baby boomer who grew up with illusions of battlefield glory only to lose those illusions during the turbulence of the 60’s. Likewise, Tom immersed himself in idealized visions of athletic glory, academic success, racial harmony, romantic love, and religious faith. Like many of his generation, his life story centers on the clash of untested ideal concepts with the blunt, inescapable forces of reality. In this examination of Tom’s life, the five who form the convocation will learn as much about themselves as they do about Tom. Like the subject of their study, some will pass on to a new life.
About the Author
Biography Patrick Conley enjoys living with his family and writing fiction. Some of his more recent works include the following: Tales of Youth and Age; Conversations with the Living and the Dead; Playing with Chaos; Broken Families: Dreams and Hopes; The Thirty by Thirty Solution; When the Revolution Comes, You’ll be the First to Go; Conversations from Hell; Nothing Is, But Advertising Makes It So; Running, Stumbling, Sniffing--and Sleeping; Two Tales for the Twenty Twenties; An Accidental Pilgrimage: Chimayo; Exmersion / Immersion: Worlds Without and Within; A Never Ending Apocalypse; and Tales of Profit, Promotion, and Even Grace.