Dichotomy: Amish Justice

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Long considered by many to be one of the most misunderstood and impenetrable cultures in America, the Amish community has continued to persevere in the 300-year-old tradition of their ancestors. They are universally perceived as a simple, deeply pious people who shut the technological advancements and conveniences of the modern age, embracing a vastly simpler and modest existence.

Given the cloak of privacy in which this culture is enveloped, there have been numerous concerted attempts made by the outside world to unveil the inner-workings of this pristine microcosm, often with relatively limited success until now. Author Stan Jolley is a descendant of Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and the Academy Award nominated Production Designer for the blockbuster motion picture Witness. Drawing upon his rich and colorful memories of his childhood in the Amish country of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, as well as his on-set experiences working along side the Amish, Stan Jolley and co-author Beverley Jolley grant readers the extraordinary opportunity to delve into the picturesque yet introverted world of the Amish with their gripping now work, DICHOTOMY - AMISH JUSTICE!

DICHOTOMY - AMISH JUSTICE! provides candid insight into this most genteel, and mysterious society, and how its reluctant convergence with the sometimes unfeeling "English" world can often produce dire consequences.

When Matthew Ammann, a comely young Amish man ventures into the seductive world of Philadelphia nightlife for an evening with his boyhood friends, he could riot possibly foresee the far-reaching ramifications of his choice. Enter James Royer, the socially ascending, politically-connected Chief of Police for Philadelphia, who knows only too well the uncompromising mores of the Amish life, having been ostracized from the community as a young main when his insatiable thirst for knowledge forced him to leave behind the woman lie loved. Through a dramatic sequence of events, he is united with his onetime love and the son he never knew, The unpredictable yet powerful forces that lure these kindred spirits together produces repercussions that will ultimately encompass the lives of many others!

A stunning testimonial to strength of the human spirit, Dichotomy illuminates the internal struggle between following tradition and fulfilling one's destiny.

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Hollywood veteran, Stan Jolley and his wife, Beverley, offer a fascinating window into one of the most intriguing communities in America. The academy award nominated production designer of Witness shatters contemporary misconceptions about the Amish with his debut novel DICHOTOMY - AMISH JUSTICE!

Drawing from his own Pennsylvania dutch heritage, author Stan Jolley weaves a powerful tale of desire and betrayal, set against the secluded landscape of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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"With DICHOTOMY - AMISH JUSTICE!, not only do I now have the freedom to venture into the expansive world of literature, it has afforded me the opportunity to forgo a connection with my past, in an undertaking of cultural exploration of the Amish community."

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