James Van Pelt,
Summer of the Apocalypse
by Jerry Wright
Summer of the ApocalypseAuthors: James Van Pelt
Publisher: Fairwood Press
Trade Paper: 260 pages
This novel is very much a coming of age story, with 15-year-old Eric making a trek across a devastated U.S.A. and a search for his missing father. And that search is paralleled with another search told simulaneously. Sixty years later, Eric repeats his journey through a world that has fallen into ignorance and illiteracy, with the survivors living a hardscrabble existence from what they can scavenge from the ruins of the old world.
Mr. Van Pelt is both a writer, and a school teacher, and this book is a great, and extremely enjoyable first novel.
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