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One More Tale for the Road
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Inveterate storytellers are the most charming of guests, the ease with which they slide into a tale... our incredulity when we look at the clock hours later...One More Tale for the Road is about one such storyteller at the end of her days, who had protected the secrets of her own life with her readiness to spin a good yarn.

       

     

ABOUT THE BOOK

A dying matriach's last wish is to attend her own wake. In her niche of the world, this translates into a story and songfest. Ostracised on her deathbed by a vengeful community, her depleted wake is kept by a dysfunctional family dogged by a history of incest and patricide. Four sterling stories are contributed by her adopted children. What began as a whim soon becomes deadly serious, with true-life intimations of murder, madness and mystery

Unfortunately, the lady 'dying-in-state' was provoked to tell one more tale for the road. Heart-breaking secrets emerge, tearing her patchwork family apart and triggering the telltale who dramatically stripped the protection of mystery she'd worn all her life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chuma Nwokolo, Jr. is an author and attorney. Called to the Bar in 1985, his calling to writing was somewhat earlier, having published his first novel with Macmillan in 1983. He has a passion for the short story and his African Tales at Jailpoint (Villagerhouse) appeared in 1999. He has published four novels, a short story anthology and a collection of motivational essays. Married with four children, he divides his time between the UK and Nigeria. email Chuma.

SYNOPSIS.

A dying matriarch's last wish is to attend her own wake. In her niche of the world, this translates into a story and songfest. Ostracised on her deathbed by a vengeful community, her depleted wake is kept by a dysfunctional family dogged by a history of incest and patricide. Four sterling tales are contributed by her adopted children, what began as a whim soon becomes deadly serious, with true-life intimations of murder, madness and mystery.

Unfortunately, the lady 'dying-in-state' was provoked to tell one more tale for the road. Heart-breaking secrets emerge, tearing her patchwork family apart and triggering the telltale who dramatically stripped the protection of mystery she had worn all her life...

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© 2003 Chuma Nwokolo, Jr.

       

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ISBN: 978-2190-04-7 Size: 138x210 mm Pages: 207
           
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10.40 (+ £1.87 P+P)
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery
 
©2006 Chuma Nwokolo, Jr.
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