Fried Oyster Sandwich

An Alternative History in the Medium of Fiction

by Lloyd E. Gross & Illustrated by Peggy Beckwith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/29/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781524688721
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781524688714
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781524688738

About the Book

In Fried Oyster Sandwich, Pastor Gross presents the alternative history that follows a Confederate victory in the war fought to achieve its independence. He attempts to describe it first from the view of the Kaufmann family, then from that of professional media people of the time. In Appendix A, he describes how the Confederates won the war. All characters in Appendix A are real people. In the novel itself, some monarchs are real, but the talking characters are all fictitious. Four generations have been created for the Kaufmann family, and three for the Mexican Hapsburgs. Two appendices describe the intervention of a Confederate expeditionary force on the imperial side in Mexico, and a list of the presidents of the Confederate States of America.

About the Author

Pastor Gross is a native of New Orleans, a city whose early 20th century charm and idiosyncrasies he attempts to preserve in these pages, a New Orleans no longer retrievable since Katrina. He is a Lutheran pastor who served parishes for forty years before retiring in 2008. His last 29 years of active ministry he served at Christ Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio. He has intense interest in historical subjects, religion, and culture. This is reflected in this book by inventing new generations of dynasties that have actually become extinct. He likes to immerse his readers in the period he is presenting. He has earned the B.A. from Valparaiso University (1964), the Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (B. Div.1968, later upgraded to M.Div.), and Master of Theology from the same institution (S.T.M. 1974). He is a widower with two children and two grandchildren. He writes poetry, especially metrical Psalms. This is his first venture into fiction