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Flushing Fish

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The life and experiences of a boy turned teenager in violent West Africa. Humor alongside brutality and survival. The story moves on to recovery from alcohol addiction, discovering lost faith, and looking at failed relationships. 19,000 words. This book contains Moderate adult content. Mild sexual content, strong language, and issues related to alcohol and drug addiction.
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Published September 15th 2011 by Smashwords
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Patricia Puddle
Oct 16, 2011 Patricia Puddle rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All adult readers
Recommended to Patricia by: No one. I saw it on Facebook.
This story is quite sad, but very inspirational. It tells how the author went to Africa with his parents at the age of two. It's quite a tough life and the boy goes through a lot and later becomes an alcoholic, no doubt because of the things he's had to live through. There are some humorous parts to the story as well as the sad ones and it moves along at a fast pace. I had to keep reading it until the end just to see what had made him become addicted to alcohol. The only negative thing I have to ...more
Jennifer Place
I give Andrew's story three stars. His is a very condensed account of the defining character forming experiences from his childhood and adolescence that brought about his abusive relationship with alcohol, the resulting - and maddening - consequences of that relationship, and the ultimate realization of the importance of maintaining a conscious connection with spirit/a higher power.

His description of the compulsion to drink (something nearly impossible to fathom for the non addict) is excellent
Andrew Priddy
Oct 07, 2011 Andrew Priddy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Well, i wrote it... so im giving it 5 stars :)
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