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A Forgotten Man

For readers of the classic “The Grapes of Wrath,” comes a powerful novel about an American family struggling through the economic hardships of our time.

A Forgotten Man is an emotional tale of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless. It’s a story of one father’s heroic struggle to provide for his family, of one mother’s heartbreaking sacrifices, and the tragic unraveling of a young girl’s once-promising future. The novel captures the unseen impact of the Great Recession on American families and explores the changing relationships between citizens and their government.

The novel follows the Bosarge family — Jack, Donita, and their three-year-old daughter Julia — after environmental regulations force a small town seafood company to close, costing Jack his job and sending his family deeply into debt. As Jack fails to find employment, Donita loses hope and their way of life begins to crumble beneath a society that has forgotten about working class men and women.

Out of their trials and repeated attempts to recover unfolds a sad tale of injustice, hardship, and desperation. Packed with meaning yet plainspoken, A Forgotten Man shows what it’s like to be broken, alone, and forgotten in modern America.

Honorable Mention: Conservative-Libertarian Fiction Alliance Book of the Year Award (2014)

“You get involved with the characters, feel for them, and at times cry with them. You get angry for them. Amazing read!” – J. Rushing

“This work changed me.” – M. Domashinski

“I finished this book three-days ago and it is still running through my mind.” – G. Buccher


Book Categories: Literary Fiction and Political Fiction


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