Hale’s Gate

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 29, 2010 - Fiction - 223 pages
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Hale’s Gate is a story about a country bar in Southeast Tennessee, the owner, his group of interesting friends, and their struggle to protect their Shangri-la. Joseph Carl Hale, the owner and a man who possesses some unique talents, must battle a local syndicate or risk losing his little spot of paradise. Combining the elements of realism and mysticism, the story reveals the beauty and absurdity found in the effort to enjoy life in a world inhabited by greedy and violent criminals. The questions of who is right or wrong and what is good or evil are sorted out at “Hale’s Gate.”
 

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Contents

Arousal
7
Almost Sunday Night
32
Sunday Night
35
The Show
43
Into the Night
53
Monday
67
The Picnic
100
Giving Thanks
111
Poker
155
Thursday
164
Warmup
174
Coalition
186
Reckoning
201
Confession?
211
Friends
219
Heaven on Earth
221

Wednesday
134

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Eugene Naughton is an itinerant student of human behavior who has worked as a musician, health care worker, and manual laborer. He has a BA in Psychology and is based in East Tennessee.
 

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