Getting Acquainted

by John Gordon


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Softcover
$15.99
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Softcover
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/24/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 97
ISBN : 9781469146072
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 97
ISBN : 9781469146089

About the Book

There comes a time in each man’s life when he will stand before another, and give an accounting. It is a moment of inventory, reconciliation and reflection, an opportunity to acknowledge, and perhaps a time to ask for forgiveness. That time has come for Monroe. His hard life stares back at him in an unflinching mirror of pain, despair, success, failure, and fl ashes of unbridled joy. He confesses with candid detail a journey of confusion, fear, and unanticipated courage. from the counter-culture commune of California to the war-torn peril and horror of third world conflict, Monroe strives to recall the passages of a lost soul, a warrior, a lover, a devoted father, and a loyal friend. He is a young man frightened by love, and challenged with heartbreak and loneliness on his cross-country quest to discover himself. He is a grown man torn by the moral dilemmas presented between impulse and action, between fierceness and gentle peace. He is the intuitive combatant struggling to balance patriotism and duty, arrogance and humility. Overwhelmed with a sense of liberation, he presents himself to the deity he thinks he knows, to receive the judgment he fears to accept.


About the Author

John Gordon was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania during the exciting and tumultuous era of the sixties, and early seventies. Mr. Gordon was educated at Sewickley Academy, and the Universities of Denver and Vermont where he studied history, and literature, and excelled in skiing, and the excesses of American youth. He resides in the verdant rolling hills of western New Jersey with his lovely wife, Andree, beautiful daughter, Emmy, Gus, the yellow lab, a French bulldog named Beans, a house full of cats, and a pair of handsome horses; Charlie and Ellwood. Dawn’s Splintered Light is the second of his daily reflections series, and joins his five novels on the Xlibris website.