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I am the Clueless Gent because the more I learn in life, the more I realize just how much I don’t know. This may seem like an oxymoron ~ and maybe it is ~ but it’s been a truth and a driving force in my life.
I haven’t quite decided whether it is better to know a lot about a little or a little about a lot. Nevertheless, my pursuit of truth, knowledge and wisdom seems never-ending.
In the realm of knowledge, I thank my mother and my teachers for instilling in me a love of reading. I adore fiction! It is my main mode of transport to other lands, other times, and other people. Real or otherwise, I take whatever I can from stories and characters.
In The Clueless Gent website, I hope to share my love of reading and offer a glimpse into my perceptions of the world around me. If you have the mind to do so, please tag along for the ride!
Beginning in 2021, The Clueless Gent is offering a Texas-Centric, Bookish Podcast. I highly recommend you check it out! The purpose of the podcast is to promote and provide inspiration for the joy of reading and writing – especially in Texas! There will be a writing/reading-related guest on just about every episode. We’re not afraid to ask the dumb questions.
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Lori Ann Stephens
Publisher: Moonflower Publishing
Date of Publication: November, 2022
Number of Pages: 334 pages
In the new Republic of Texas, guns are compulsory and nothing is forgiven. Blue Running is a gripping coming-of-age thriller set in post-secessionist Texas. A fast-paced, page-turning book, it looks unflinchingly at what the future could hold, and finds hope there.
Fourteen-year-old Bluebonnet Andrews is on the run across the Republic of Texas. An accident with a gun killed her best friend but everyone in the town of Blessing thinks it was murder. Even her father – the town’s drunken deputy – believes she did it. Now, she has no choice but to run. In Texas, murder is punishable by death.
On the road she meets Jet, a pregnant young woman of Latin American heritage. Jet is secretive about her past but she’s just as determined as Blue to get out of Texas before she’s caught and arrested. Together, the two form an unlikely kinship as they make their way past marauding motorcycle gangs, the ever-watchful Texas Rangers, and armed strangers intent on abducting them – or worse. When Blue and Jet finally reach the wall, will they be able to cross the border, or will they be shot down in cold blood like the thousands who have gone before them?
Some things are worth dying for.