A Creative Bookseller Deals With Problems that Threaten his SanityGuy Ridley, in his late fifties, runs a second-hand bookstore near an urban university in the American Midwest. He understands academic procedures and might have been a scholar and teacher himself, but now he walks along a parallel road that no academic would take. Devoted to Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote, he writes short stories to express his insights as he struggles with several challenges:1.He and the wife he still loves have been separated for many years. He’d like them to get back together.2.He wants to resolve an old scandal that precipitated his wife’s departure from the school’s biology department while others stayed behind and still work mischief.3.He suffers from intermittent attacks of mental impairment during which he believes that demons assault him. At such times, he imagines that Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho will rescue him.Some aspects of his life go well. He likes the way his stories have turned out and would be pleased to know that they’re included in this account of his life. Moreover, several people he’s taken under his wing benefit from his friendship and generosity.The question is – will he flourish for the first time since the early days of his marriage or will the challenges he deals with bring him down?“Guy Ridley” is the second novel Richard French has set at a fictitious university. If you like literary fiction and Cervantes’ landmark novel, chances are this story will appeal to you.Buy this innovative novel now and get to know a man whose goodness of heart faces severe challenges.
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Richard French is an American who’s been in Canada for more than 25 years. He now lives and writes in Toronto. He has 13 literary fiction novels available on kindle and CreateSpace