#BookBlitz and #Excerpt from Leaving Jackson Wolf by P.A Kane @PAKane14220

#BookBlitz and #Excerpt from Leaving Jackson Wolf by P.A Kane @PAKane14220

So today I have the absolute pleasure to welcome Paul to my blog as we take a look at his book Leaving Jackson Wolf. Reading the blurb it piqued my interest and it was something I knew I wanted to read instantly!

So what is the book about?

Leaving Jackson Wolf by P.A. Kane
Published by NFB Publishing on October 22, 2018
Pages: 212
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Passing through the transition hallway at South Park High School was as mundane a task as passing along a text message. But not for Jackson Wolf and James McDougal. One spring day bullies randomly target them—teenage fists are thrown and suspensions are issued.

After school, Jackson is indifferent to McDougal’s overtures of friendship until the whiz-kid proposes they jam the security cameras of a local drug store with his iPhone and steal some beer. From there the two fringe boys, biracial Jackson and undersized McDougal, become fast friends. Together they combat bullies, their alcoholic fathers and bond over the beautiful—Syd and Lexi, indie music and extreme biking.

But as the boys grow in strength people start to exit from Jackson’s life, leading to him to question his choices and believe forces in the universe are conspiring against him. With the help of McDougal and the stunningly competent Jessica Lee, Jackson learns that he must draw on his own power and goodness as he confronts the possibility of his greatest loss yet.

Woah! So what do people think of Leaving Jackson Wolf?

Goodreads reviewer says

Overall this was a phenomenal, must read novel. This coming of age YA read was relatable and impactful as we live in a post-election era of Trump and the violent and racist upheaval that has followed that election. The author captures the raw emotions of both sides of the political divide while also showcasing the mindset of young people today and how they are often caught up in the sins of their fathers, both literally and figuratively.

Goodreads reviewer says

This is a super powerful story of growing up. The story takes place in a very short amount of time and it has very few characters that I needed to focus on. The setting is bleak, the outlook is not encouraging and the overall feeling of the book is dark, like a cloudy day when it looks like rain but it never comes. Shining through this setting is the brilliant, powerful, mishmash of human beings being human. 

Goodreads reviewer says

I can recommend this book to readers looking for a different kind of story, one that makes you think about what your doing, where your going and how your going to get there. A story that makes you think about your own personal actions and reactions. 

Passing through the transition hallway at South Park High School was as mundane a task as passing along a text message. But not for Jackson Wolf and James McDougal. One spring day bullies randomly target them—teenage fists are thrown and suspensions are issued.

Post fight, Jackson is indifferent to McDougal’s overtures of friendship until the whiz-kid proposes they jam the security cameras of a local drug store with his iPhone and steal some beer. From there the two fringe boys, biracial Jackson and undersized McDougal, become fast friends. Together they combat bullies, their alcoholic fathers and bond over the beautiful—Syd and Lexi, indie music and extreme biking.

But as the boys grow in strength people start to exit from Jackson’s life, leading to him to question his choices and believe forces in the universe are conspiring against him. With the help of McDougal and the stunningly competent Jessica Lee, Jackson learns that he must draw on his own power and goodness as he confronts the possibility of his greatest loss yet.


What a teaser of an excerpt!!!

What do you think??

Until next time xx

About P.A. Kane

Growing up in a three bed/one bath house with nine siblings in Buffalo, New York it was a just the facts, assembly-line type of childhood. However, one day in the late seventies, well into my clamorous teen years, that all changed when my exhausted mom uncharacteristically asked several probing questions about how I was doing, what I wanted of life and how I was going to get there . . . totally confounding me. She was supposed to dish out commands and make declarative statements: Take out the trash . . . Don’t come home unless you’re bleeding. . . Every time you masterbate it’s a hundred-years in purgatory. She wasn’t supposed to ask me articulate inward, looking, questions. Self-examination and contemplation, was light years beyond my transactional existence.

Eventually, though, due to a certain amount of aimlessness and failure I did come to consider my mom’s questions and many more of people, time, place and heritage, which have become the basis of my first novel Written In The Stars: The Book Of Molly. Seen through the eyes of young Molly Shea it is an exploration of the ways and means of 1979 Irish-Catholic, South Buffalo and an evolving girl’s place in that world. It also has informed my second novel— the gritty, yet tender Leaving Jackson Wolf, a coming of age story which examines the lives of Jackson Wolf and James McDougal—two fringe fifteen year old boys searching for their power in a complicated unforgiving world.

Presently I live in West Seneca, New York with my wife and three college age children. I have a State University of New York background in English and I love trade paperbacks, quiet black mornings and The Ramones. Check out more P.A. Kane on Facebook, Twitter and at http://www.pakane.net.

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4 Comments

  1. jenchaos76
    December 17, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Awesome! I’m reading YA now and I hope to find some awesome books also.

    • Zoe
      Author
      December 17, 2018 / 12:55 pm

      Hope you get a chance to read this one. I haven’t yet but in the new year I will be

  2. December 18, 2018 / 2:20 am

    This one sounds really good, Zoe! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it! ♥️

    • Zoe
      Author
      December 18, 2018 / 6:59 am

      In the new year I’m trying for less tours and more requests and my own reading. So fingers crossed I get to it soon! X

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