Of Good Courage

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iUniverse, Nov 10, 2008 - Fiction
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J.B. Blare, a teenager from a prestigious family, grows up with many of the amenities life has to offer. He lives in a beautiful home, his family truly cares about his upbringing, and he attends only the best of military academies. But in 1969, J.B. decides life has more to offer. When his father refuses to let him attend public school, he runs away from home with just 32 dollars and his coin collection. While camping, J.B. meets a girl named Rainbow, who is also traveling where the winds take her. The two share an immediate connection, and Rainbow gives her friend a new name, Eagle. Eagle continues his journey across the country, hitchhiking and walking to new places that he had never before seen. Eventually, he makes his way to Camp Life, where he meets Lee Boyd, a teacher and counselor. Although Eagle is the one trying to discover his identity and find freedom, Lee begins examining his own tormented past as he tries to help this newcomer. Together, against the backdrop of Vietnam, dysfunctional families, and confused sexual identities, these two heroes will take steps to begin their recovery and fulfill their potential in Of Good Courage.

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