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Baptism 3 Stories
by Jack Urquhart (Goodreads Author)
Jack Andrew Urquhart's collection, "Baptism 3 Stories," part one in the So They Say serial-story saga, features three coming of age stories set in 1950s central Florida. The title story finds pre-adolescent Rex Fordham, the serial's misfit-prone protagonist, a witness to preparations for ensuring terminally ill Grandpapa Amos a place in paradise; however, it turns out "get ...more
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Published August 18th 2011 by Jack Andrew Urquhart
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Jack Urquhart's "Baptism: 3 Stories (So They Say)" is a brilliant trio of short stories narrated by a young boy who watches life unfold around him in the Florida of the mid-1950s. The boy, Rex, is surrounded by some of the quirkiest, most colorful characters I've come across in a very long time. Mr. Urquhart tells their stories (or rather their cussin', bickerin' and other apostrophe-ridden anecdotes) in a language that takes the reader straight into the leafy, humid summers of a not-quite-idyll ...more
Jack Urquhart reminds me why I love to read - to be transported from my own surroundings. In the case of Baptism 3 Stories (So They Say), it is to another time and place with these deftly crafted, visually stimulating, acutely detailed flashbacks of yesteryear with young Rex Fordham. Urquhart is a master at storytelling that makes a reader feel they are living the character's life. To say I was transfixed while reading would be an understatement. I grew up a Southern Baptist (okay, a few decades ...more