(Entertainment-NewsWire.com, July 11, 2018 ) Denver, CO and Austin, TX – Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing company—is pleased to announce the release of Bob Holt’s new novel, Cowboy, which tells the story of a young man who grows up in the rural southwestern U.S. during the years after WWII in a simpler world. “There is definitely one, if not a couple of movies in this novel. It’s not only the story of these characters in the sixties, but is also the story of the country.” —The late Myron (Mike) Weinblatt, President of NBC Entertainment and Showtime/The Movie Channel
When Jim Davis, the second son of a hard-as-nails Texas rancher, is drafted out of college for the Vietnam war, he is assigned to the Pentagon, where he observes the great March on Washington protesting the war—and he questions why his peers are marching outside and he’s inside the walls of the citadel. After his discharge, he enrolls at the University of Connecticut, hoping to catch up with his generation. There, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful Woodstock flowerchild, a beguiling, free-loving Tinker Bell in blue jeans, who guides him through the new mores that sorely test the values he was taught growing up. After she breaks his heart, he seeks solace by returning home, and like the prodigal son, his family welcomes him and “kills the fatted calf.” It’s good to be home, but like the rest of the country during that time—he is forever changed.
“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the sixties, and Jim Davis faces a world at odds with the one in which he grew up. Bob Holt captures the essence of the decade with his impressive debut novel that is bawdy and tender and wise as a young man reconciles his past with his future.” —Mary Bryan Stafford, author of A Wasp in the Fig Tree and The Last Whippoorwill
Cowboy is set in a simpler time, a time of chores, school, Wednesday night prayer meetings, Friday night football games, and Sunday morning church services—a time when the most influential people were coaches, parents, teachers and pastors, and it was easier to know right from wrong. It’s a novel that will appeal to anyone who has had to reconcile their values with a changing world without losing their bearings…or their soul.
For more information, visit the author’s website at outskirtspress.com/bookstore/Cowboy.
At 360 pages, Cowboy is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the fiction category.
ISBN: 978-1-4787-9871-2 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail: $18.95
About the Author: Bob Holt is an acclaimed storyteller, raconteur, sailboat skipper and guitar picker living with his wife and friends in the Texas Hill Country. Educated at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, the Harvard of the High Plains, he is the product of every small-town west of the Trinity River. After a 25-year business career in New York City, he returned home to discover the fatted calf had prematurely died of arteriosclerosis. Cowboy is his debut novel, and his second, Firebird, is due out soon.
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