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The Fictitian: Street Tales

Linda Griffith

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ISBN 10: 1432799673 / ISBN 13: 9781432799670
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164 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.4in. x 0.8in.Coming from a large family of 10 children, Linda heard her parents, grandparents, siblings and other relatives telling tales during family visits and family functions as she grew up. Linda joined the Police Department in Chicago and heard tales on the streets daily. Today she has retired from the Chicago Police Department and surrounds herself with giggling grandchildren who love to hear her tales. Linda D Griffith is The Fictician. The Fictician; a person who tells tales of fiction, comes to you with eight tales of intrigue, pain, sorrow, and disbelief. The stories are written in a manner that draws the reader into the voice in their head and makes them believe that they are in the story, in the struggle right along with the characters in the story. The reader can identify and develop feelings for the characters as they move along the story living their roles. In the first story, Bloody Hands, the female in the story tells how she came to know that she had killed a man after coming to the rescue of her brother when he was being attacked by a gang of violent gamblers. Bloody Hands is engaging and filled with emotion. His Fare to Jackson is a story of a family tortured by the dissatisfaction of the Patriarch at living up north. He frequently got drunk and threatened the grandmothers life while demanding to be given his fare back home. His behavior one hot summer night changed the lives of his family forever. In I Bear Witness, the poor simple soul telling the story explains how he unwittingly became a witness to a murder and how helpless he was to prevent it as the victim locked eyes with him the entire time. Nightmare Freight deals with a town of mischievous kids taking advantage of a striking railroad system and how it ended in the death of one of them. The Fork in the Road is a tale of a young boy trying to deal with racism and bullying. His actions result in a death and the upheaval of his entire family as well as grief and pain to This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781432799670

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Title: The Fictitian: Street Tales

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Coming from a large family of 10 children, Linda heard her parents, grandparents, siblings and other relatives telling tales during family visits and family functions as she grew up. Linda joined the Police Department in Chicago and heard tales on the streets daily. Today she has retired from the Chicago Police Department and surrounds herself with giggling grandchildren who love to hear her tales. Linda D Griffith is The Fictician. The Fictician; a person who tells tales of fiction, comes to you with eight tales of intrigue, pain, sorrow, and disbelief. The stories are written in a manner that draws the reader into the voice in their head and makes them believe that they are in the story, in the struggle right along with the characters in the story. The reader can identify and develop feelings for the characters as they move along the story living their roles. In the first story, 'Bloody Hands', the female in the story tells how she came to know that she had killed a man after coming to the rescue of her brother when he was being attacked by a gang of violent gamblers. 'Bloody Hands' is engaging and filled with emotion. 'His Fare to Jackson' is a story of a family tortured by the dissatisfaction of the Patriarch at living up north. He frequently got drunk and threatened the grandmother's life while demanding to be given his fare back home. His behavior one hot summer night changed the lives of his family forever. In 'I Bear Witness', the poor simple soul telling the story explains how he unwittingly became a witness to a murder and how helpless he was to prevent it as the victim locked eyes with him the entire time. 'Nightmare Freight' deals with a town of mischievous kids taking advantage of a striking railroad system and how it ended in the death of one of them. 'The Fork in the Road' is a tale of a young boy trying to deal with racism and bullying. His actions result in a death and the upheaval of his entire family as well as grief and pain to

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Coming from a large family of ten children, Linda Griffith grew up listening to her relatives telling tales during family visits and functions. As a member of the Chicago Police Department, Linda heard even more tales on the streets. Today she is retired and surrounds herself with giggling grandchildren who love to hear her stories.

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