Mr. Lance Mason Beachtown Blues

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Beachtown Blues

 
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BEACHTOWN BLUES, a description --This is a first-person narrative related to the reader by Eddie, who, just released from prison, takes us back to 1963, to his high school years and the wrenching events that shattered his life and that of Gene, his best friend and spiritual brother:Gene and Eddie are sixteen, and national civil rights fires have been ignited across the country. As the boys enter this chaotic, critical period in our history--and in their lives--they gravitate, bit by bit, to opposite sides of what will be watershed societal changes of the era. In the widening schism, Eddie will cleave to the values of the dominant Anglo culture of the town (and most of the country), while Gene is pulled toward the higher values of equality and civil justice. BLUES evolves into a Cain-and-Abel story: gripped by diverging fates, two young men, hitherto indivisible, become tangled in the tailwinds of violence, rape, and murder, which climaxes in tragedy for a doomed friendship.The story's tone reflects the "center of the universe" feeling of being young and reckless at the intersection of beach town "hip" and rural farming ethos of California in the '60s, yet it is laden with the melancholy and quiet desperation of crippled pride, lifelong secrets, and a man freed from prison but past forgiveness for his sins. Four decades after the fact, the book persists in the eternal question, "Am I my brother's keeper?"

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It is my hope and ambition that readers find ample reward for their time spent reading my work.  Those rewards will vary, of course, depending on the reader's own life experiences and interests, but I have tried to incorporate into my writing something of my own life and lessons learned, and to create experiences for the readers that gives them a satisfying connection to the world of the story.

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 "As I dipped my head and looked through the open passenger window,Chuy pulled a sawed-off 12-guage from a clip under the dash..  His voice clanked and grated like a rustymachine. 'You seen the Zunigas?'"                                                                                                          
So this tale begins, peeling back of the lives of twoteenage boys in a seaside farmtown in 1960s California, a place and time ripe for theroiling violence that marks this story of
crippled pride, lifelong secrets, and the brown-and-white faceof civil rights in the Southwest.
 
We see and hear these memories from Eddie, who recalls thosetroubled months from forty years passed as he's released from prison for thecrime that brought those times to an end.

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