Book Title: The Fear of Being Eaten: A Biography of the Heart Author: Ronald J. Wichers
Category: Adult Fiction, 264 pages
Publisher: Mindstir Media | Release date: April 26, 2017
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Content Rating: PG-13 + M |Tour dates: June 25 to July 20, 2018
What if you married a man who didn’t care about you? What if there was a child in the neighborhood for whom you developed a special fondness but was nine when you were nineteen and twenty when you were thirty with two children and a husband who still didn’t care? And what if you were a boy whose only happy memories were a few soft words uttered now and again by a beautiful neighbor ten years your senior and whose voice and face and figure, back-lighted by the golden light of the setting sun, were all that would sustain you when your life was threatened every minute of every day in the mire of a squalid war nobody wanted?
This is the story of Jacqueline and Tommy, their lives stubbornly paralleling with no convergence in sight until one cold night she sees him starving to death on a crowded street filled with happy tourists.
What would you do if you saw him there almost unrecognizable, just another mass of neglected, invisible wreckage? Turn the pages of The Fear of Being Eaten: A Biography of the Heart and find out what happened to Jacqueline Rhondda and Tommy Middleton.
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Research and Characters for The Fear of Being Eaten
Some have to research and other lived the experiences in their books The Fear of Being Eaten is from experiences, my feelings about them, people associated with them – people and things that seem to demand to be told to grope at a possible meaning.
The fear of Being Eaten – A Biography of the Heart. It is biographical and autobiographical, written mostly from memory and cast as an imaginary construction, a simple episodic novel.
The central character, Tommy Middleton was a little difficult being a composite of two people who must deal with great pain and horrors before being able to relate to others creatively and selflessly, and finally surrender to love.
The book is set in Vietnam, Las Vegas, Reno and other places in the high deserts of Nevada.
With the exception of Lotus in a Sea of Fire by Thich Nhat Hanh, I haven’t read any books about the Vietnam War. I’ve written honestly and I don’t concern myself with how different The Fear of Being Eaten might or might not be. I have no control over that.
About the Author:
Ronald J. Wichers was born in Lake Ronkonkoma New York in 1947. He attended Catholic School until 1965, studied History and literature at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas until being drafted into the United States Army in 1970. He was assigned to a rifle company in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and, after sustaining severe wounds in a gun battle, including the loss of his left arm, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism and the Bronze Star Medal. He later studied theology full time at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley California. He has published several short stories about the Vietnam war. The Fear of Being Eaten: A Biography of the Heart is his fifth novel.
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