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So Shall We Pass

Michael Barrera

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ISBN 10: 146204266X / ISBN 13: 9781462042661
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180 pages. Dimensions: 7.9in. x 5.0in. x 0.6in.So Shall We Pass is a first-person present tense narrative set in Wharton Texas, a rural and dilapidated town where cotton once made kings out of paupers. The story chronicles a young mans (Jacobs) deteriorating mental health as he copes with the death of his mother, the responsibility of raising a younger sibling, and a deranged father who breeds fighting dogs, deals drugs and rears children all from the once functioning family farm. Jacob struggles to preserve his sisters nave world-view while searching for meaning and hope in the dismal circumstances that surround him. When intense supernatural visions begin to cripple Jacobs ability to live productively, desperation consumes him. These phenomena lead him to believe that patricide is the only salvation from his rapidly crumbling world. Ultimately, this story is a literary sketch of a failed moral calculus and madness at its inception. The narrative explores the ways in which an adolescentsuch as Jacob responds to the often overwhelming energies of life. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781462042661

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Title: So Shall We Pass

Publisher: iUniverse Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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So Shall We Pass is a first-person present tense narrative set in Wharton Texas, a rural and dilapidated town where cotton once made kings out of paupers. The story chronicles a young man's (Jacob's) deteriorating mental health as he copes with the death of his mother, the responsibility of raising a younger sibling, and a deranged father who breeds fighting dogs, deals drugs and rears children all from the once functioning family farm.  Jacob struggles to preserve his sister's naïve world-view while searching for meaning and hope in the dismal circumstances that surround him. When intense supernatural visions begin to cripple Jacob's ability to live productively, desperation consumes him. These phenomena lead him to believe that patricide is the only salvation from his rapidly crumbling world. Ultimately, this story is a literary sketch of a failed moral calculus and madness at its inception.  The narrative explores the ways in which an adolescent such as Jacob responds to the often overwhelming energies of life.

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Michael Barrera earned a Law Degree and Master of Arts in Humanities at Duke University. As an undergraduate, he studied Philosophy and History in his home state, Texas, at Baylor University. He currently resides in New Orleans with his wife and large dog, all of which he loves dearly. Learn more about Michael and his work at michaelbarrera.org.

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