Friday, February 27, 2009
82) GONEAWAY INTO THE LAND by Author Jeffrey B. Allen
Title: GONEAWAY INTO THE LAND by Author Jeffrey B. Allen
Genre: Philosophical Fiction for adolescents and adults
Website Link: JEFFREY BALLEN
A synopsis in under 1000 words:
This ambitious yarn follows twelve-year old John Greber who, along with his mother Ellie, is the object of abuse at the hands of John’s father whom he names “The Beast.”
One day, “The Beast” abandons John and his mother while at the same time snatching away John’s six-year old sister Marny. John vows to seek revenge, confront his repulsive father, and rescue his sister Marny. As we discover, all of this transpires during a time where John and his mother will be indirectly involved in a Civil War that has far reaching repercussions that may lead to the destruction of the world.
Tagging along with John and his mother, Allen cleverly uses his mind-boggling world as a vehicle in understanding what life is all about and the human condition. This is particularly in evidence as we witness John’s challenge of making the transition from childhood to adulthood as he self-examines the big questions in life as well as the nature of good and evil, the meaning of life and the quest to understand himself.