Saturday, 11 June 2011

Bryan R. Dennis - An Epitaph for Coyote

Tell Me A Story

Author - Bryan R. Dennis
Looking for a new read this summer - try An Epitaph for Coyote

Here lies Henry Pluck -- real estate closer and frequent visitor of nursing homes, who believed his life was one slice short of the starry-striped apple pie of success. A perfectionist at work and an eater of sandwiches, he drove an import, lived alone in a box, and was virtually indistinguishable from any other salaried clerk in Vegas Baby, Nevada.

So might have read the inscription on his gravestone.

But when he encounters Rosa Santana, an unconventional and perplexing young woman from the desert, he learns what a defunct building feels like before a wrecking ball.

This is a portrait of a lonely man coming to terms with his flawed interpretation of perfection. For the world is not what Henry thinks it is, and as he’ll soon discover, neither is Rosa. This is the wild, mysterious world of 4,000 year old movies, cosmic irony, predators, and prey.  

A lonely clerk encounters a mysterious young woman from the desert who leads him on a path of self-discovery and enlightenment -