“Chilling yet heartwarming….Charles Dickens in west Georgia. A tough coming of age story that tromps through hate to love and loyalty of family and friends.”
-Jennie Helderman, Pushcart Prize nominee and author of As the Sycamore Grows
“In the South, every generation produces a writer whose literary gifts, honed by life’s hardships, conceives stories of simplistic yet unforgettable verse. With Another Long Hot Day, author Stan Waits joins illustrious literary company: Welty, Conroy, Morrison and Bragg.”
—Jedwin Smith, author of Our Brother’s Keeper
Following their parents’ violent deaths, Charlie and his three brothers are cast into the sometimes-brutal world of orphanage life. It is a fearful and confusing beginning to a journey that will take Charlie from hate to compassion and finally to hope.
Against a backdrop of the racial injustice of Georgia in the 1960s, two old men—one white and one black—help Charlie discover his self-worth. Through hunting trips, hard work, and conversation, these two men guide Charlie through the emotional minefield between devastating loss and long-lasting peace.
ISBN 978-1-937565-99-2 | 272 pages | $19.95
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