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Book Title: Doom, Gloom, and the Pursuit of the Sun by Antoine F. Gnintedem
Category: Adult Fiction, 208 pages
Genre: Biographical Fiction
Release date: February 7, 2018
Format available for review: print & gifted Kindle copy
Will send print books to: USA & Canada
Tour dates: June 11 to 22, 2018
Content Rating: PG (No f-words but there may be some mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as "damn", "hell" and "Oh God!", some depictions of brief sexual content. No drug use or underage drinking.)
The town is famous in the region for its chronic stillness...Consequently, every ambitious person who grows up there eventually leaves in search of better opportunities.
Life in Mbengwi, Cameroon, is not easy for Austin-or for anyone else. While growing up, he bears witness to the worst parts of life and the cruelties of human nature. These things keep his homeland trapped in a cycle of misery and suffering. In a country overrun by poverty, death, unrest, and corruption, he sees no future for himself. The only way to escape the cycle is to flee to a place Austin believes to be free of all these troubles, a place where he hopes his dreams will come true: the United States of America.
However, when Austin arrives in this supposed promised land, he is met with a crushing revelation. He finds America to be rife with all the same problems he thought he'd escaped, merely in different forms. Rather than give in to disappointment, he decides to combat these obstacles with a firm resolve. Before long, though, these obstacles threaten to overwhelm him. This realization prompts Austin to rethink how he sees the world and the challenges it throws at him.
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Meet the author:
Antoine F. Gnintedem is a renowned educator both in the United States and across the world. As a linguistic consultant, he has worked for the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition, he has served as an educational assessment expert for leading national and international testing companies. His academic achievements include a PhD in English language and literature and another doctorate in educational leadership.
Connect with the author: Twitter ~ Facebook
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June 11 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review / guest post / giveaway
June 12 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
June 12 - Life as Leels - review
June 13 - Just Reviews - review
June 14 - Two Points of Interest - review / giveaway
June 15 - Bri's Book Nook - review / giveaway
June 15 - Literary Flits - review / giveaway
June 18 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review / giveaway
June 19 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review / giveaway
June 21 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review
June 22 - Jessica Cassidy - review / giveaway
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6/12/2018 05:54:22 pm
Oh, yes. Just because some Americans live more prosperous verses other countries doesn't mean we don't have our problems. A friend's friend told her that even though he lives in Africa he is always is hearing about how Americans are sick. It makes me think that sickness is less prevalent in some countries because he also mentioned that they spray their crops and eat a bunch of junk or use fluoride toothpaste, but they eat healthier and use certain twigs from branches to clean their teeth. They seem to have a better brighter smile too.
6/12/2018 08:21:30 pm
Humanity’s struggles are universal, Melissa.
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