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The Dung Beetles of Liberia
The Dung Beetles of Liberia

The Dung Beetles of Liberia

A Novel Based on True Events

The Dung Beetles of Liberia

FICTION

316 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

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

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9781945448379

Rights: WOR

Boutique of Quality Books (Sep 2019)
BQB Publishing

Price: $16.95
 
 

Overview

Based on a remarkable true story, The Dung Beetles of Liberia is a young American's fast-paced adventure, set in 1960s Liberia, exposing a sordid society upon which the wealthy are feeding and in which the poor are buried

2019 Grand Prize Winner - Red City Review Based on the remarkable true account of a young American who landed in Liberia in 1961.The blend of fictional action and nonfiction social inspection is simply exquisite, and are strengths that set this story apart from many other ficitonal pieces sporting African settings. - D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review NOTHING COULD HAVE PREPARED HIM FOR THE EVENTS HE WAS ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE. Ken Verrier quickly realizes the moment he arrives in Liberia that he is in a place where he understand very little of what is considered normal, where the dignity of life has little meaning, and where he can trust no one. It's 1961 and young Ken Verrier is experiencing the turbulence of Ishmael and the guilt of his brother's death. His sudden decision to drop out of college and deal with his demons shocks his family, his friends, and especially his girlfriend, soon to have been his fiancee. His destination: Liberia---the richest country in Africa both in monetary wealth and natural resources. Author Daniel Meier describes Ken Verrier's many escapades, spanning from horrifying to whimsical, with engaging and fast-moving narrative that ultimately describe a society upon which the wealthy are feeding and in which the poor are being buried.It's a novel that will stay with you long after the last word has been read.

Reviews

"Meier's precise prose is vivid and yet straightforward as he details contrasting lives of the common Liberian population and the privileged Americo-Liberians. A fascinating evocation of 1960s Liberia... " —The Prairies Book Review, https://theprairiesbookreview.com/

Author Biography

A retired Aviation Safety Inspector for the FAA, Daniel V. Meier, Jr. has always had a passion for writing. During his college years, he studied American Literature at The University of Maryland Graduate School and in 1980 was published by Leisure Books under the pen name of Vince Daniels. He also worked briefly for the Washington Business Journal as a journalist and has been a contributing writer and editor for several aviation magazines. Dan and his wife live in Owings, Maryland, about twenty miles south of Annapolis, and when he's not writing, they spend their summers sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.