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Waiting to be Found

Charles Boyle's novel Waiting to be Found is a coming-of-age story about 12-year-old Peter Herald, a lonely and angry child in a home where his parents' marriage is breaking up, and whose knowledge of religion is that church is where you have to go on Sundays for some reason (his parents insist that he go, but they don't go with him); Christian Wolff, a late teen on the fast track to pleasing his family by becoming a priest (if only he can first decide whether or not he even believes in God); and Julius Blorne, a 30-year-old Jewish Korean War combat veteran who has seen mankind at its worst, and will never forget (his nature museum near the camp is now his solitary sanctuary). Their lives intersect at an Episcopal church camp in upstate New York in the summer of 1960, three very different people on three very different paths, on the verge of puberty, of manhood, of suicide. A divinity of sorts oversees them all, and helps shape their journey on to the end of summer, which concludes with the camp's annual ritual, an all day war game called Message to Garcia.

Expected publication date is summer, 2020. Check back here for further updates, or contact us to be notified when the book is available.
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