Friday, May 11, 2012

Rod L. Prendergast author spotlight

In the disastrous economic times of the 1930s, Joseph Gaston, a young widower with four children, arrives in the small town of Philibuster seeking security for his family. Instead, he faces barriers everywhere. He does his best despite great adversity, but the strain of feeding and protecting his family whittles away his strength. Finally, destitution forces him to consider giving up his children in order to save them. Enraged by his situation, he attempts one last desperate act—on the night he learns about the mysterious Lisa.
Historically authentic, heart wrenching and humorous, Dinner with Lisa incorporates the crucial issues of the depression: poverty, joblessness, drought and racism. In the midst of love and loyalty, trickery and despair, the ultimate message of the novel is one of hope and the courage to survive even the worst odds.

About the Author:

R. L. (Rod) Prendergast was the
entrepreneurial kid you saw on your neighborhood street
selling lemonade on a hot summer's day. Recognizing
young Rod's preoccupation with money, his mother
bribed him to read with an offer of 25 cents per book—and
instilled in him a lifelong love of reading. Although he
continued down the path of industry—he started and sold his
first business before completing his Bachelor of Commerce—he continued to read voraciously. After a number of years work he spent a year's sabbatical surfing and reading in New
Zealand and, free of business pressures, he
began to write. Those first words became the
backbone of The Impact of a Single Event
which was long—listed for the Independent Publishers
Book Award for
literary fiction, and which became a national bestseller
in Canada. Spurred on by the success of his first novel, he took another sabbatical and wrote
Dinner with Lisa. He is currently working on his next book.

Genre – Historical Fiction
Format – Print & Ebook
Publisher – Dekko Publishing
Release Date – November 1, 2011

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