An epic saga of growing up in 1980s America. Little Hometown, America is an American realist novel that chronicles a cast of characters living in Texas creating dramatic encounters between modern life and mythology.
While exploring a harsh but beautiful reality in a historical setting of small-town America, the narrative of Little Hometown, America shows the intricate details of multiple characters in their unique journeys dealing with love, death, family, despair, spirituality and friendship.
The forty-year adventure of angst and alienation describes the superficiality of society and tells of what it’s like for one white-American, multi-generational Texan struggling as a boy, born crippled and poor, to become what some critics call an “everyman,” (the L.A. culture critic Mary McNamara described the typical American “everyman” as being “male, white, Christian, physically able, mentally stable, financially sound and essentially kind,”) all the while dealing with poverty and its shame, unexpected deaths of close friends and family, and the challenge to love while trying to make an honest living from writing.
Evoking suffering misfortunes and arousing sympathy, the novel Little Hometown, America (130,000+ words) reveals a saga based on true events of a boy growing up in a small Texas town in the 1980s and the man he will one day become to travel the world, which will lead to a self-awakening and fantastical end, like Holden Caulfield, in New York’s Central Park.
One of the first books of the new decade ~ Available January 1, 2020
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The American novelist CG FEWSTON has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong’s CityU, & he’s a member of the Hemingway Society, Club Med, and the Royal Society of Literature. He’s also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) based in London.
He’s the author of several short stories and novels. His works include A Father’s Son (2005), The New America: A Collection (2007), The Mystic’s Smile ~ A Play in 3 Acts (2007), Vanity of Vanities (2011), A Time to Love in Tehran (2015), Little Hometown, America: A Look Back (2020); and forthcoming: Conquergood & the Center of the Intelligible Mystery of Being; A Time to Forget in East Berlin; and, The Endless Endeavor of Excellence.
He has a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership (honors), an M.A. in Literature (honors), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Fiction. He was born in Texas in 1979.