Two Quests in an Age of Uncertain Spirits
About the Book
The two tales portray some of the problems facing many American families: bipolar bosses, unemployment, cancer, the seemingly unending hustle for money, and adolescent children coping with the meaning of the puzzling adult world. In ‘67 Ford Mustangs: The Long Drives, the unemployed protagonist undergoes three journeys, including a literal trip to Hell and back. As he scours the country for ‘67 Mustangs to satisfy the fancies of an eccentric collector, he unintentionally comes across an epiphany. Likewise, in The Oracle of Here, the main character hears or thinks he hears an enigmatic message on his annual trip into the woods. He treasures a relic of this experience and turns to it for answers as he deals with a demanding boss, a potential involvement with an international prostitution ring, his wife facing cancer treatments, his children uncertain of where they are going and who they are.
About the Author
Patrick Conley has spent his entire life immersed in fiction. He grew up in a family that treasured fiction and surrounded itself with literature. Both his father and his brother taught English and his mother and grandmother treasured books. He has taught English for forty-five years after earning his Ph. D. from The Ohio State University. He enjoys time with his family and in his spare time devotes himself to writing fiction, especially novellas. Some of his more recent books include The Thirty by Thirty Solution, Conversations with the Living and the Dead, A Convocation of Five, and most recently Dialogues Among the Species. These and other works of his are available on Amazon.