Billy Bradshaw is only twelve when a juvenile court judge sentences him to community service, and throws him to the care of six aging Bohemians in the Liberty Street Home for the Elderly.His summer takes an unexpected turn when a new administrator arrives to Liberty Street, planning to get rid of the troublesome denizens of Hall B. Aided by the administrator’s eccentric daughter, Cassidy, Billy embarks on a journey through the seedy New Orleans underground in order to save their home.But with summer comes change, as Billy begins his journey to adulthood. Faced with tragedy, can he bring himself to face life and learn what it means to love someone?Praise:★★★★★ – “A story about lessons to be learned. A coming of age story. A story of love and love lost. A story about how friendships grow. The author is an excellent writer, and I eagerly wait for his next book.”
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Michael DeVault was born in Mississippi and grew up in Louisiana and Arkansas, which gave him a strong grounding in the rich musical and literary traditions of the South. He worked as a journalist for more than twelve years, covering politics and the arts for local and regional publications while he also worked on his novels. A two-time finalist for the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Gold Medal (Novel-in-Progress, 2002, Anything But Ordinary; Novella, 2008, The Patriot Joe Morton), Michael’s fiction draws on his youth to weave tapestries of intensely believable characters, finely honed plots, and imagery and symbolism inspired by the great southern writers, all wrapped into a package by clean, sharp prose. Michael received an MFA in Creative Writing from Lindenwood University in 2013, and when he’s not writing, he teaches college writing and English.
Find him online at: www.michaeldevault.com.