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ISBN-13: 978-1424159642
ISBN-10: 1424159644
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (November 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1424159644
  • ISBN-13: 978-1424159642
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,773,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By not Mark Twain on November 26, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Okay, I, the author, if it's okay with Amazon, will start a discussion of 'Heavy Wait', which print-to-order PublishAmerica.com published in trade paperback and only recently added Amazon e-book availability. Around the first of next year, 'Heavy Wait' also will be available in Spanish, or so PA tells me.

The blog my Key West banker friend Todd German mentioned in his pre-review of 'Heavy Wait' is [...]

Key West resident and former Monroe County (Florida Keys] Mayor Shirley Freeman told me just yesterday, 11/24/2013, that she thought she would read 'Heavy Wait' because I wrote it and gave her a copy, but after she started reading it, she couldn't put it down; she loved it.

When she said, it really was all made up, wasn't it? I reminded her of the inscription:

"To Mayor Shirley Freeman, thank you for your longstanding service to the Florida Keys. None of this tale is true but the parts you believe are true :-)"

Shirley said again, it was all made up, wasn't it? I told her some stories from my life, which were similar enough to what the main characters in the tale experienced, to convince Shirley it might not be all made up.

I said, after the novel started falling me, three days after I'd dreamt of it but did not yet understand the dream, I had to travel two days from Key West to Helen, Georgia, to meet someone who would say something, which would explain the dream, I kept telling a woman I was getting to know in Helen that the book was being written by God, I was just taking dictation. I didn't tell the woman any details.

After six weeks, the novel was finished, I had it printed out and gave the woman a manuscript copy. After she read it, she told me the novel was written by God! Was should be in italics.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann Massey (Perth, Australia) on June 24, 2014
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Mostly I read for entertainment--lightweight stories soon forgotten. Occasionally I stumble on a heavyweight--my first novel was "Hatter's Castle" by A. J. Cronin. Read at aged twelve when I was still reading the "Famous Five" and "In the Fourth at Mallory Towers"--it was an epiphany in that, for the first time, I was introduced to realistic fiction and imperfect families. Last night I finished reading another literary heavyweight: Heavy Wait:A Strange Tale by Sloan Bashinsky.

At the start of the novel a visionary mystic and his lover, wife and kindred spirit win $14,000, 000. Winning the lottery might seem like a dream come true, but this pair has eschewed materialism. The windfall tests each partner's dedication to their beliefs.

Riley Strange, a pre-eminent lawyer invariably wins legal arguments, but he can't bring Mary-Lou round to his way of thinking. On the way back from collecting her winnings, she is killed in motor vehicle accident, leaving Riley with inconsolable grief and $14,000,000.

Cast out of his personal paradise, Riley spends time in the wilderness before meeting Willa Sue, a despondent, overweight woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mary-Lou. They strike a bargain: Willa Sue agrees to live in Riley's home for twelve months, and halve her body weight. In return Riley promises to gift her the winnings, all fourteen million. Tempting eh? But is it wise to go off with a strange man, especially one who believes he's God?

"Heavy Wait" is a deep and engaging book about the spiritual awakening of a damaged young woman who has the great good fortune to meet an angel, overcomes evil and finds true love--we all should be as lucky!

"Heavy Wait: A Strange Tale" is available in kindle and paper at www.amazon.com, and in Spanish at www.amazon.com.es.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miranda N. Prather on December 6, 2013
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Sloan Bashinsky's Heavy Wait: A Strange Tale resists the standard genre designations and expands on the artistic form of the novel. The novel contains elements of mystery, romance, and the spiritual, all coalescing together to create a unique and intriguing read. Writing in the first person can be tricky for an author to handle, but Bashinsky handles it like a professional. The author uses the first person viewpoint to craft an interesting main character and offer an intimate look into that life to readers. Throughout the book, it feels as though the main character is speaking directly to readers, showing them his story, rather than having readers experience the events at a remove. For this uniquely different kind of novel, the narration viewpoint works beautifully well.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By todd german on November 25, 2013
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Another book from a true Key West legend. After years of read ing Sloan's daily missives on his blog, I ordered what I suspect is a semi autobigraphical novel from the most prolific writer I know.
A more complete review will follow once I finish the novel.
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