A Tale Before Departure

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AuthorHouse, May 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 184 pages
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A TALE BEFORE DEPARTURE

Can murder and death be predetermined by the utterances of a drunken curse?

A stranger carrying an unusual cloth handbag engages in conversation with a fellow travel during a flight delay. When questioned about the bag, the man relates a gloomy tale. His tale begins when a clap of thunder sets a peacefully gazing bull into a mad charge trampling the young man to death. The man is linked to the beating and rape of a teenage girl found at the bottom of a rocky ravine.

The stranger's narrative follows the cursed son of a soothsayer, forced to flee for his life during the 'Irish Uprising', to New York and a new start.

Under a cloud of mysticism, the tale recounts the heartrending account of four generations through tragic marriages, a secreted child's escape into education, a nun's search for identify, a mother's neglect, a man's isolation and untimely deaths.

 

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
7
Section 3
9
Section 4
15
Section 5
19
Section 6
23
Section 7
27
Section 8
31
Section 22
95
Section 23
99
Section 24
105
Section 25
109
Section 26
113
Section 27
117
Section 28
121
Section 29
125

Section 9
35
Section 10
39
Section 11
45
Section 12
49
Section 13
55
Section 14
59
Section 15
63
Section 16
67
Section 17
73
Section 18
75
Section 19
79
Section 20
83
Section 21
89
Section 30
129
Section 31
133
Section 32
137
Section 33
141
Section 34
145
Section 35
149
Section 36
153
Section 37
159
Section 38
163
Section 39
169
Section 40
175
Section 41
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About the author (2012)

Author of Teejus Journey, Return to Islamorada, Downsized, A Fool and the Jew, and Passage Notes as well as numerous short stories, John F. Dillon is the father of four boys. After a stint in the U.S. Navy, John returned to Long Island and married. A graduate of C. W. Post College, John began his writing career in the early 1900's. He now resides in Tamarac, Florida with his wife Sharon.

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