The Dropper (eBook)
- Author: Ron McLarty
- Page Count: 300 (print edition)
- Pub. Date: April 26, 2012
- Status: E-Book
"This book is filled with rich pleasures and textures — it reminded me of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. I highly recommend it."
— Stephen King
by Ron McLarty
About the Book:
Some say it's Death, Some say it's darkness, I say it's a game of light...
Gutsy 17-year-old Albert "Shoe" Horn is an apprentice plumber and part-time boxer in England in 1922, but when his mother dies, he finds himself responsible for an abusive, alcoholic father and a younger brother with special needs.
This marvelous novel follows the indomitable Shoe's day-to-day survival with poetic grit, cynical genius, respect, and deep affection as he navigates a world full of very real characters: the gentle giant McAvy, his slave-driving boss, the Irish louts that resurrect his temper, the tempting ladies who seek him out, his hilarious plumbing clients, and the formidable “Dropper,” who Shoe fears will take away the most true thing in his life, his brother.
Find out for yourself why Stephen King proclaimed "The Dropper avoids sentimentality, but not sentiment; Shoe and his brother Bobby live and breathe" when this novel is published as a Cemetery Dance Publications exclusive this year.