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A warped coming of age tale set in a northern California town-If Mark Twain or Ray Bradbury had grown up listening to the Sex Pistols

Really, tell you the title, describe the plot and the characters, are you nuts? I can tell you the kids live in a fictional 1960's northern California town. I can tell you there are as many cemeteries in the story as there are boys, and I can tell you that it's an american Gothic coming of age tale--although the children are much more mature than I'll ever be. There are also characters in the soon to be book, that due to literary political correctness, are being washed out of our history; prostitutes and ghosts, drunken child killers and witches, hobo's and charlatans. The tale came to me in a dream and it washed away everything I was working on--it's forcing me to write it, and if I don't end up committed, it'll be wonderful. I've drawn maps of the town and the surrounding areas. I've detailed the buildings and the streets. I've given dates and family lines, but none of these will be used in the story, they're just for me, to use as background--when I tell you I dreamed it, I dreamed all of it--picture Richard Dreyfuss in 'Close Encounters' making that fucking mash potato mountain! 

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    A personal 'thank you' phone call to yourself, or the party of your choice--mom, dad, ex-girlfriend,boyfriend,etc. If you'd like me to use profanity, which by the way I'm a master of, you need to throw in an extra $5.

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    Besides a signed 'Authors Copy' of the new book, and a printed 'thank you', the $400 backer will also receive a signed, limited edition vinyl 'TEST-PRESSING' L.P. of Jack reading his first book 'An American Demon' with handmade cover.

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    These rewards are given by request, you tell me, nothing too weird, like tying me up and torturing me, but we can get creative...

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