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No Place That Far
No Place That Far

No Place That Far

FICTION

370 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: July 2020

ISBN 9781951122058

Rights: WOR

Artemesia Publishing, LLC (Jul 2020)

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Overview

J.D. Hooper is on the run after killing a man in Kentucky and making bitter enemies in Tennessee

Leaving behind a marked trail of evil deeds and havoc as an enforcer for powerful men, J.D. seeks refuge in the American Southwest in 1908. Hounded by the law and haunted by his own memories and his fear of getting caught, he discovers a flaw which smolders at the core of his being. Can a man run away from trouble, from himself? There ain't no place that far.

Reviews

"With Bruce Wilson, the reader is always treated to compelling plot twists and an unexpected full stop of an ending. His latest novel, No Place That Far, is no exception. In fact, expect the unexpected would be a good catchphrase for Wilson's work. Add to this an unrelenting search across America in the early 20th century and you have a totally satisfying read." — Ron Hamm, Hamm's next work explores the lives of 400 years of formidable New Mexico women.

"With No Place That Far Bruce Wilson takes us on a wild ride through the southern and southwestern United States in the early 1900s. The west was still the Wild West. Wilson introduces us to some very unsavory characters whom none of us would invite for Sunday dinner in our homes. His characterizations are colorful. The descriptions of the people, places, events and times are vivid. And most importantly, the story Bruce Wilson has woven for us is a barn-burning good one." — John L. Work, Author, A Summons To Perdition, Fadoesque, Perforation

"An early 20th century tale from Kentucky to Mexico that draws you in to want to read more and more!" — John Cashon, author of Paducah in the Civil War

Author Biography

Bruce Wilson is a writer, historian, and educator living in both Silver City and Las Cruces, New Mexico. He is a graduate of California State University-Fullerton and Western New Mexico University where he currently teaches Writing and American History. He is a contributing author to the anthology Bug Tales by Paul Klebahn and Gabriella Jacobs and his story "Raven's Nest" received an Honorable Mention in the Desert Exposure 2015 Annual Writing Contest. Recalling the stories his father used to tell, one tale in particular kept popping up in his thoughts, so Wilson traveled to Kentucky to do some research on his family heritage and discovered the actual events of the story. Last year, he returned to the home of his ancestors in Kentucky and walked the country roads and trudged through the rows of the tobacco fields. Unable to get the story out of his mind, he turned the event into a novel—Death in the Black Patch, which earned the 2017 Laramie Book Award for First Place in Western Fiction and was a Finalist in the 2017 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.