List Price: $12.95
Paperback: 244 pages
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Weight: 0.696 lb
Genre: Fiction; General
Bill Golembeski has one of the most unique voices I’ve ever read. The Gospel According to Dara is his second novel, and the second of his that I had the good fortune to edit. The story centers around a young music student who is trying to protect a grove of oak trees from destruction by a merciless opportunist. The only thing standing in the way happens to be a little basset hound named Otis who is badly in need of a haircut. Golembeski’s humor combined with his ability to pull together all the minor elements of a plot to form a consistent whole is practically magic.
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Author(s): Publisher: Two Peas Publishing
It's 1980. Ronald Reagan is running for president, greed is good, and Franklin Fletcher wants to build a high-rise apartment complex on his deceased aunt's estate. There's just one problem. Mrs. Fletcher's will states that Franklin cannot destroy the old oak trees on her property until her basset hound and all his descendents are dead. Meet Otis, the basset with a bad haircut. Otis loves to lie between the old oak trees. Moreover, a former student of Mrs. Fletcher's, Joshua Toss, has vowed to protect Otis, to ensure that nothing happens to him or to the trees, even if it means providing the dog with a mate to continue his legacy. Unfortunately, Otis appears to have little interest in the opposite sex. So begins a race against time, money, the power of politics, and an old basset hound's lack of desire as Joshua and some friends fight to preserve Mrs. Fletcher's oak trees amid the backdrop of 1980s greed. Bill Golembeski is a teacher and author of the novel The English Setter Dance. The Gospel According to Dara is his second novel.