Scratch Cherpeski

by Dolan Andrews



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/24/1998

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 628
ISBN : 9781420897852

About the Book

'Scratch Cherpeski' chronicles the 'coming of age' of a 16 year old kid in one of America’s colorful lower class industrial ghettos during the 1940s and early 1950s. It could be anyone’s story. Every kid has to come to grips with emerging adult situations and emotions. Those born during the Great Depression, and raised in broken homes by dysfunctional parents, learned to expect nothing from life except what they could take without permission. They were not dissimilar to the youth of today. They worked the streets in gangs, defying all authority, trying to grow up on their own. The whole World was at war. Kids 'over there' were being starved, bombed and strafed. These American kids were neglected, abused and molested, but safe. Don’t miss the opportunity to know Gabe Cherpeski. He shares every intimate secret, steals your heart, and makes you part of his hazardous, street-wise world. You’ll not only 'walk in his sneakers;' you’ll squirm in his jeans, sleep with his fears, and feel a revival of your own youthful passions and dreams. Dolan Andrews

About the Author

Dolan Andrews lives on an island in Puget Sound near Tacoma, Washington. When he’s not writing he walks the beach, goes boating and fishing, clears forests, landscapes, and thinks about stuff. His writing is so genuine that many believe his fiction is actually autobiographical. He doesn’t admit to that. 'I have always been introspective,' Dolan comments, 'and my life has been full of ups and downs. Every character I create is partly me. Every story line is based on actual incidents in my life. The truth is often too ugly or painful to accept, so I 'season' the truth with a dash of hope, a pinch of humor, some intrigue and some love. A liar changes the truth, a coward tries to avoid it, and a fool will die to defend it. I only disguise it, in hope the reader will enjoy discovering it for him or her self.' He has written a self help book: Loving is Becoming , which should come to the internet soon, and is currently finishing his second novel. 'I only need a screen writer, publisher, and agent.' Dolan says. 'I’ve searched the sea and the forest for them. Where are they? Are they extinct?'