Little Hometown, America (Paperback)

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GOLD Winner in the 2020 Human Relations Indie Book Awards for Contemporary Realistic Fiction

FINALIST in the SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FICTION category of the 14th Annual National Indie Excellence 2020 Awards (NIEA)

Reviews

"Readers of The Catcher in the Rye and similar stories will relish the astute, critical inspection of life that makes Little Hometown, America a compelling snapshot of contemporary American life and culture."

"Highly recommended reading for literary readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories and reflects on the memories that influence future generations."

"Intrinsically wound within the evolution of American society and experience, Cody's journey will resonate with novel readers who enjoy blends of social and psychological inspection."

D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"A national struggle that is ever timely..."

"Bolstered by psychology and far-ranging philosophy," the American novel depicts a family saga portraying the "Norman Rockwell version of an American idyll... steeped in issues of social class and mobility."

"The American novelist CG FEWSTON tells a satisfying tale, bolstered by psychology and far-ranging philosophy, calling upon Joseph Campbell, J. D. Salinger, the King James Bible, and Othello."

"In this way, the author lends intellectual heft to a family story, exploring the 'purity' of art, the 'corrupting' influences of publishing, the solitary artist, and the messy interconnectedness of human relationships."

Lone Star Literary Life Magazine Book Review

"Fewston's lyrical, nostalgia-steeped story is told from the perspective of a 40-year-old man gazing back on events from his 1980s Texas childhood.... the narrator's lived experiences come across as wholly personal, deeply felt, and visceral."

The BookLife Prize

More about the book...

An epic saga of growing up in 1980s America. An American realist novel that chronicles a cast of characters living in Texas.

While exploring a harsh but beautiful reality in a historical setting of small-town America, the narrative of LITTLE HOMETOWN, AMERICA shows the intricate details of multiple characters in their unique journeys dealing with love, death, family, despair, spirituality and friendship.

Evoking suffering misfortunes and arousing sympathy, the novel LITTLE HOMETOWN, AMERICA reveals a saga based on true events of a boy growing up in a small Texas town in the 1980s and the man he will one day become to travel the world, which will lead to a self-awakening and fantastical end, like Holden Caulfield, in New York's Central Park.

LITTLE HOMETOWN, AMERICA (2020) gets its direct inspiration and title from LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL (1929) by Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938). It's Wolfe's first novel, one of author CG FEWSTON's favorite books, and is considered a highly autobiographical American coming-of-age story.

About the Author

The American novelist CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong's CityU, & he's a member of the Hemingway Society, Club Med, and the Royal Society of Literature. He's also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) based in London. He has a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Fiction. He was born in Texas in 1979.

He's the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Father's Son (2005), The New America: A Collection (2007), The Mystic's Smile A Play in 3 Acts (2007), Vanity of Vanities (2011), A Time to Love in Tehran (2015), Little Hometown, America (2020).




Product Details
ISBN: 9781653425976
ISBN-10: 1653425970
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: January 1st, 2020
Pages: 448
Language: English