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Red Fox in the Heather Paperback – August 16, 2015
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About the Author
Robert N. Story began writing fiction late in life, and since deciding to let his latent creativity and imagination loose, has produced four highly acclaimed novels. Story (yes, his real name) had authored many magazine articles, exclusively on matters of boating safety, and was asked by several of the editors of those magazines whether he had ever done a major project, such as a novel. The seed was planted, and grew into not one novel, but four. His latest, "Red Fox in the Heather," is a well-researched work based on the period beginning in the late 1800's and spanning several decades through two World Wars. It follows the exploits of a British lad who goes to work in the coal mines at age twelve, joins the Royal Marines in WWI and serves as a Commando. After the war, he moves to NYC, and returns to London during WWII. It's full of adventure, romance, heartbreak, and discovery. His first novel, "KABA 1330," was the fictional account of a young man in the late '50s who loved the radio business almost as much as he loved his childhood sweetheart. Story's second novel was much darker, exploiting the subject of solipsism, and one man's struggle to determine which side of a fine line his life was straddling - - the line between sanity and madness. "The Night Poet" was set during the period which saw the beginning of WWII. The story line of his third novel took place during the depression, the dustbowl, and as some in the cities called it at the time, the "dirty-thirties." In fact, the main character in his most recent novel, "Red Fox in the Heather," was a breakout character from his third novel, "Put a Nickel on the Drum." In "Red Fox," the character is woven into a brief revisiting of his role in "Nickel," challenging and yet superbly done, written so that those who had read "Nickel" would see the characterization emerge, but those who had not would find the character equally appealing. Robert is a native mid-westerner, with a style and writing "voice" that has been described as "smooth" and "gripping," a combination that will hold any reader captive from beginning to end.
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I enjoyed Story's last book, Put A Nickel On The Drum, and it was fun to see how he pulled a minor character from that story, and created this bold saga of his life. Very interesting and captivating.
I'm sure there is another underway at the present time. Can't wait!