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Everyone Dies Famous
Everyone Dies Famous

Everyone Dies Famous


268 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (CA $22.95) (US $16.95)

Publication Date: August 2020

ISBN 9781945448720

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (Aug 2020)
BQB Publishing

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As a tornado threatens their town, a stubborn old man who has lost his son teams up with a troubled young soldier to deliver a jukebox to the wealthy developer having an affair with the soldier's wife. It's July 2003 and the small town of Maple Springs, Missouri is suffering through a month-long drought. Dancer Stonemason, a long-forgotten hometown hero still grieving over the death of his oldest son, is moving into town to live with his more dependable younger son. He hires Wayne Mesirow, an Iraq war veteran, to help him liquidate his late son's business. The heat wave breaks and the skies darken. Dancer tries to settle an old score while Wyne discovers the true cost of his wife's indifference and turns his thoughts to revenge. When the tornado hits Maple Springs, only one of the men will make it out alive. Everyone Dies Famous is a story from the heartland about the uncommon lives of everyday people - the choices they make, how they live their lives, and how they die.


"The plot is entirely character-driven in this deftly paced story, and the characters are well drawn and endearingly flawed. . .A well-paced Midwestern tale populated by intriguing ne'er-do-wells."  —Kirkus Reviews

"The kind of novel that will linger in the mind and memory long after it has been finished and set back upon the shelf." —James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

"The kind of novel that will linger in the mind and memory long after it has been finished and set back upon the shelf." —Midwest Review

"Everyone Dies Famous is a moving and emotionally complex story that resonates because their struggles live in all of us. Don't miss this wonderfully-written tale of struggle, redemption, and family love. It's simply beautiful." —Jana Zinser, Author of the award winning novel The Children's Train

Author Biography

Len Joy is a nationally ranked triathlete and competes internationally representing the United States as a part of Team USA. He is also the author of three published books.