Gregory Gerard In Jupiter's Shadow

ISBN 13: 9780741455086

In Jupiter's Shadow

3.86 avg rating
( 22 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780741455086: In Jupiter's Shadow

HIDING FROM OTHERS IS EASY. HIDING FROM YOURSELF IS TRICKIER.

Coming of age in the 1980s in rural Western New York - the last of six children in a devout Catholic family - Greg Gerard dreams of adventure and escape. He's different from his older siblings; he is 'The Caboose.'

Mystery surrounds young Greg. At church, the priest dips his head, whispering indistinguishable prayers. At home, the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and his favorite detective, Jupiter Jones from The Three Investigators, provide an endless supply of intrigue. He longs for the day when he too can solve a real-life puzzle.

At thirteen, Greg's stumbles across a profound mystery - in the bathtub on the second floor of his parents' brick house. While investigating the clues, he builds a hidden detective agency in the family barn, a place to dodge his father's alcoholic mood swings and listen to The CBS Radio Mystery Theater. He discovers companionship with his handicapped older brother (who suffers from hydrocephalus and memory problems).

Ultimately, mentorship from a Jesuit priest (an actor with a Hollywood past) and the shock of a close friend's unexpected death propel Greg to a point where he is able to solve the mystery between the shadows of sexuality and the light of self-awareness.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Gregory Gerard's work has been published by Tiny Lights, Jonathan, Lake Affect, and other journals. He is the author of In Jupiter's Shadow, The Martini Chronicles, and editor of The Big Brick Review. Gerard teaches writing part-time at Writers & Books and has been a guest instructor at the UR's Scholars Creative Writing Program. He resides in Rochester, New York, with his husband of 18 years. For more details on his writing and teaching, visit GregoryGerard.net.

Review:

Greg Gerard delights and entertains as he energetically and systematically tackles the mysteries of God, family, and later, sexuality. Making use of all the clues (in pop culture, relationships, and religion), Greg takes readers along on a colorful quest to solve the ultimate mystery; to discover a sense of self. --Sonja Livingston, author of Ghostbread (AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction)

On a quest for the authentic self, a precocious, gimlet-eyed young Gerard sets off to discover his true identity. Along the way he finds clues in the most unlikely of places. Generous, bighearted, and filled with homespun wisdom, In Jupiter's Shadow is a mystery story of a different stripe! --Alison Smith, author of Name All the Animals

Gerard's writing is casual, comfortable, and easy to read. It's as if he's an old friend telling the story over hot coffee and warm baked goods. At times heart-wrenching and at others heartwarming, In Jupiter's Shadow is ultimately a funny, poignant, and uplifting tale that does not disappoint. --Georgia Beers, reviewer for The Empty Closet

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gerard, Gregory
Published by Infinity Publishing (2017)
ISBN 10: 0741455080 ISBN 13: 9780741455086
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Infinity Publishing, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0741455080

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gregory Gerard
Published by Infinity Publishing (PA), United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0741455080 ISBN 13: 9780741455086
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Infinity Publishing (PA), United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Searching for self-truth, a religious, teenage detective confronts Heaven and Hell as he struggles to solve the mysteries of sexuality and faith within a family full of secrets. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780741455086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Gregory Gerard
ISBN 10: 0741455080 ISBN 13: 9780741455086
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780741455086_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gerard, Gregory
Published by Infinity Publishing
ISBN 10: 0741455080 ISBN 13: 9780741455086
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Infinity Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0741455080 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.72. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9780741455086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gregory Gerard
Published by Infinity Publishing (PA), United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0741455080 ISBN 13: 9780741455086
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Infinity Publishing (PA), United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Searching for self-truth, a religious, teenage detective confronts Heaven and Hell as he struggles to solve the mysteries of sexuality and faith within a family full of secrets. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780741455086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gerard, Gregory
Published by Infinity Publishing (2009)
ISBN 10: 0741455080 ISBN 13: 9780741455086
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Infinity Publishing, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780741455086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Gregory Gerard
Published by Infinity Publishing (PA)
ISBN 10: 0741455080 ISBN 13: 9780741455086
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Infinity Publishing (PA). Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 263 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.4in. x 0.5in.HIDING FROM OTHERS IS EASY. HIDING FROM YOURSELF IS TRICKIER. Born in 1966 in rural Western New York - the last of six children in a devout Catholic family - Greg Gerard dreams of adventure and escape. Hesdifferent from his older siblings; he is The Caboose. Mystery surrounds young Greg. At church, the priest dips his head, whispering indistinguishable prayers. At home, the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and his favorite detective, Jupiter Jones from The Three Investigators, provide an endless supply of intrigue. He longs for the day when he too can solve a real-life puzzle. At thirteen, Gregs stumbles across a profound mystery - in the bathtub on the second floor of his parents brick house. While investigating the clues, he builds a hidden detective agency in the family barn, a place to dodge his fathers alcoholic mood swings and listen to The CBS Radio Mystery Theater. He discovers companionship with his handicapped older brother (who suffers from hydrocephalus and memoryproblems). Ultimately, mentorship from a Jesuit priest (an actor with a Hollywood past) and the shock of a close friends unexpected death propelGreg to a point where he is able to solve the mystery between the shadows ofexpectation and the light of self-awareness. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780741455086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Gregory Gerard
Published by Infinity Publishing (PA), United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0741455080 ISBN 13: 9780741455086
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Infinity Publishing (PA), United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Searching for self-truth, a religious, teenage detective confronts Heaven and Hell as he struggles to solve the mysteries of sexuality and faith within a family full of secrets. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9780741455086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Gerard, Gregory
Published by Infinity Publishing.com (2016)
ISBN 10: 0741455080 ISBN 13: 9780741455086
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Infinity Publishing.com, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780741455086_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Gerard, Gregory
Published by Infinity Publishing
ISBN 10: 0741455080 ISBN 13: 9780741455086
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Infinity Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0741455080 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9780741455086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book