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When Jason McCracken is fifteen he’s ridiculed and called ‘string bean’ by bullies at school. He drinks, gets into fights, and then sobers up and tries out for the football team under Coach Brassball’s at Athens High. After he’s investigated on a charge of statutory rape Aunt Theresa lays down an ultimatum, “Buddy boy, I’ve had it with your problems. Get your butt in gear and show me you can make it in The Real World.”
An orphan who is raised by his aunt and uncle Jason becomes an accomplished musical prodigy whose summer adventure catapults him to the West Virginia mountains to play lead guitar in Magic Max’s Musical Tour with Greenie, a rising female star covered by Rolling Stones Magazine. During Jason’s trip he evolves into a respected leader at Mother Earth, a mountain commune where he rescues an ill woman who’s attacked. His Tour’s triumphant completion is interrupted when Coach Brassballs becomes a person of interest by the FBI in a student abduction/murder case which propels his race to confront his nemesis, and save Rosie, his hometown girlfriend.
This contemporary picaresque adventure- mystery takes Jason through several romantic peaks and valleys, and is 65,000 words. Readers of the Wayfarer, and On the Road will enjoy this story. I practiced law for twenty five years, wrote songs for the Nashville Song Writers Association for ten years, and am a first time novelist. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and cell phone, 404-357-0531. Thank you for your time and consideration.