THE CROOKED MAN’S MILE

When he was just six years old, Conner Connley killed a man—or so his father told him. His mother, suddenly and mysteriously absent, could offer no help as young Conner tried desperately to make sense of the confusing accusation.

Abandoned alone with a war-blinded father, and tortured by the heartbreak of his mother’s inexplicable departure, the boy is soon compelled to flee his home in exchange for a runaway’s lifetime of aimless drifting and hardship.

As the ribbons of roads, rails, and decades weave together a seemingly endless stream of odd and fateful events, fashioned and populated by an equally remarkable number of friends, benefactors, and ne’er-do-wells—from the simple but fatherly Roger to the murderous Ringworm—eventually the tides of fate conspire and pull Conner home once more to ultimately discover how so much had gone so wrong, so long ago.

At turns heartbreaking and humorous, bleak and then blooming with love and hope, this is one man’s epic journey to learn the truth behind the tragedy that defined his youth and set in motion the course of his life, greatly determining the incredible man he was to become.

8 thoughts on “THE CROOKED MAN’S MILE

  1. Thank you!

    I usually do my own, but this great cover design is by David Broom @ justdavid.co.uk, with just a little editing and tweaking by me.

    Crooked will be out in just a few days!

    JEL

    • Thank you, Jason. I hope you enjoy. It’s quite the departure from my usual fare. I’d love to hear what you thought of it and…dare I mention…get a review! Have a great weekend, E

  2. I downloaded the book per your request on Fark.com… I am not quite done with it (I have been so busy, I haven’t had a chance but to read a few pages each night before bed)… It is an amazing book, and I am going to download your other books as well…

  3. Finished reading this yesterday. I want to say it’s the best book I’ve read all year, but since it’s only January, that wouldn’t do it justice. Makes me wish I’d read it in December so the statement would convey how exceptional this story is. It’s the first of yours I’ve read, Eric, but it won’t be the last. I’ve posted reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and plan to blog about it next week. Thank you for providing such a satisfying reading experience!

    • Thank you, Yvonne. Both for the kind words here as well as on Amazon. Very much appreciated.

      I think you would enjoy Cicada the most of my other offerings. If I were a gambling man, that is….

      If you had a moment to drop me an email regarding any of the typos or grammar issues you spoke of I’d be very grateful. Although I know that might be asking a bit much.

      Again, my thanks.

      Happy reading,

      E

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