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Rocket Man

Rocket Man

The Catcher in the Rye for the Great Recession generation, Rocket Man is a satire of life today, a time when middle class America is holding on by its fingernails to the increasingly elusive American Dream.

Rocket Man is a very funny and poignant comment on our times, when an upside down middle class is barely hanging onto the American dream. Dale Hammer is a man who is determined to find meaning in a landscape of suburban homogeneity, looking for the moment he had with his own father when they blasted off a rocket on a wintery evening. He feels his son slipping away as he tries to get around “the silent shame of fathers and sons.” He becomes the Rocket Man for his sons scout troop. When Rocket Day comes, Dale is determined to give his son more than his father gave him.

Pages: 290
Pub Date: 05-01-2013
Softcover: 16.95 978-1-938467-58-5
Ebook: 2.99 9781938467813

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William Elliott Hazelgrove is the bestselling author of three novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks and Mica Highways. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly, Book of the Month Selections and ALA Editors' Choice Awards and have been optioned for the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications. His latest novel Rocket Man was chosen Book of the Year by BooksandAuthors.net. He runs a political cultural blog, The View From Hemingway’s Attic.

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