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Book Title: Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost|
The author of the book: Tom Winton
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 32.81 MB
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: July 2nd 2012
ISBN 13: 9781478160588
Read full description of the books Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost:Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost is not a story of spooks and spirits. It is an entertaining weave of heartrending emotion, humor, and a sprinkling of little known facts. The novel also examines the lives of two very different men. One is mortal, the other immortal. One is painfully ordinary, the other world famous. But despite their differences, they both learn some invaluable lessons from one another during their few days together. Jack Phelan is a forty-two-year-old underachiever. He lives in South Florida, and though he mows lawns for a living, he's not what you might think. He's got an exceptionally sharp mind and is a self-educated Hemingway aficionado. After Jack gets into a highly unlikely accident, he's flown by helicopter to the nearest hospital in West Palm Beach where he remains in a coma for four days. But minutes after he blacks out, he finds himself in Key West, Florida. He's leaning on the brick wall in front of the Hemingway Home now turned museum. As he admires the house and grounds, he suddenly realizes someone is standing right next to him. Thinking it's a tourist crowding him, he turns to confront the man. But he doesn't. Instead his eyes spring wide open and he is absolutely stupefied. Standing alongside him is an aged Papa Hemingway, and he's staring straight into Jack's buggy eyes. Hem has been sent from above to help determine whether or not Jack has what it takes to write a book for "The Main Man above the clouds." But what Ernest doesn't know is that the book is going to be about him. And that its purpose is to change the world's perception of the swaggering, hard-knuckled, macho myth he has become. Over the next four days, Jack Phelan and Ernest Hemingway travel to some of the legendary author's old haunts and rub shoulders with many of his long gone friends. But wait. Once their time together ends, the story is still not over. That's when things really get interesting.
Read information about the authorIt has been said in the Winton family that the day Tom was born a ferocious blizzard bore down on New York City. And that while in labor, his mother--her head down alongside his father--forged her way through near-blinding white snow to a Queens subway station where the two boarded a train to a Manhattan hospital. It has also been said that the doctor who later that day delivered Tom had to smack him on the behind three times before he'd cry.
At the only PTA meeting his parents ever attended, his third grade teacher told them, "Tommy can do anything he wants to. But he must be pushed." But Tommy didn't like to be pushed. And some things never change. He has always been a free spirit--doing what he wanted, when he wanted. As a result of his adventuresome nature, he's lived a life of erratic twists and turns. And that is what today gives him a bottomless well of experiences to draw from when he sits down to write novels.
Winton has done everything from pounding spikes on a rowdy railroad gang in the Colorado Rockies to driving a taxicab in some of New York City's most dangerous neighborhoods. He's also been a Manhattan sales executive, a ditch digger/pipe installer in Florida, a house painter on Long Island, a go-for in Maine, an entrepreneur and a host of other things. Along with his wife and their Jack Russell Terrier, Ginger, he now lives a more toned down life somewhere in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Listed several times as one of Amazon's top 100 "Most Popular Authors" in both
Mystery/Suspense/Thrillers and Literary Fiction, all of Tom Winton's full-length novels have been bestsellers.
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