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John Lowry's Blues [Kindle Edition]

Seth Turman
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Book Description

John Lowry is an aging, grumpy, war veteran, viewing life through a haze of pot smoke and booze, in the crumbling town of Entierro, New Mexico. The good news is, he has three friends. The bad news is, his new girlfriend has left him, he’s lost his job, and he's been coughing up blood, but he can't remember for how long. Things get worse when a local girl’s brutal murder opens up old wounds. He embarks on a strange odyssey, seeking revenge. What he ultimately stumbles upon is a last shot at redemption, but will he recognize and take the right path? At times surreal, poignant, and funny, John’s journey is an exploration of the failures of men and the small triumphs of spirit, of what it means to be human, living on the edge of humanity.

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About the Author

Seth Turman was born and raised in Texas. He currently resides in Minnesota with his wife and daughter, where he loves fighting off the snow.

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  • File Size: 288 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615932290
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IQ3AKV2
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,574,578 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars John Lowry's Blues is life in the key of D... March 15, 2014
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A stellar debut of literary fiction, Seth Turman's first of what will surely (and hopefully) be many works in the coming years, is a heartfelt, touching story of a largely invisible soul, gritty and realistic, with no false pretense of is of life, in the key of D... Of dignity and death... Of disillusion and disappointment... Of dreams and despair...

I was reminded of Lowell George, how "time loves a hero", and of characters brought to life by Cormac McCarthy, Jerzy Kozinski, Neil Gaiman, and Elmore Leonard, with an undeniable visitation of Kerouac... Life off the grid, in the lonely desert towns, underneath a boot heel behind the Waffle House on a gritty lot somewhere on the New Mexico border, near the corner of Forlorn and Forgotten...

When we meet John Lowry, he has precious little time, with much to atone for... Yet his story will leave your emotions abrated, like asphalt against your knee, as the life you are riding slides out from underneath you, rounding a bend on some forsaken back-country road, forgotten but not entirely alone... It is of life, not death, that John Lowry remains in search of...

A heady "bravo" to a courageous new author, and a glimpse of what will, hopefully, be a stream of new tales yet to be told...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting novel hard to put down March 16, 2014
Great read! I was drawn in to the charaters with every turn of the page.I would reccomend this book and am looking forward to the authors next novel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Highly enjoyable read. May 27, 2014
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This novel went in several directions that I didn't expect but they were all pleasant surprises. Nice characters, realistic dialogue.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read May 22, 2014
By L Levey
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This is an interesting story about an older man in the last stages of his life. He is not heroic or special in any way. He's just another guy dealing with his problems and existing as best he can.

There is nothing unique or memorable about him or his story. However, the author writes in such a way that you want to follow the story, even though you know how its going to end.
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