Stick: A Novel by Bob Adcus Dingler
Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC
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"Dingler has painted a backdrop so utterly realistic, down to the minutest detail, that the reader gets lost in an America long since past."
--Lynn Gerlach, All Write! Communication Consultant
Gordon could not take his eyes off her as she neared.
"Hello, Harry, how are you?" Ruby said, smiling prettily as she passed.
"Just fine, Ruby, nice to see you."
"Nice to see you, too, Harry."
"Who is that beauty?' Gordon asked. He was standing in the middle of the sidewalk gawking after Ruby. 'I'd like to whisper sweet nothings in her ears until honey dripped from her lips."
" Sure you would. Wouldn't every stud in town? She's Ruby Cole, Doctor Cole's daughter."
Adultery, divorce, greed, betrayal, hatred and revenge are sins and indiscretions that are common among two families, the Coles and Hamricks, who are brought together by destiny. Stick, also known as Gordon Hamrick, blames God for the loss of his leg and turns away from him, vowing never to ask God for anything again. He instead becomes determined to make a good life for himself, and by himself, in spite of his handicap. He is plagued by an inward fear to trust God but refuses to confront it, and continues in his pursuit of misguided happiness through bootlegging, drinking, gambling, and adultery. Each of his successes in life, both legal and illegal, is followed by tragedy and loss. It is only by the Grace of God and the love and help of his wife, Ruby that he survives.