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A Mouthful of Dust: A Portrait of a Writer in Search of His Own Red Badge of Courage
Through historical fiction Douglas Savage has painted a psychological picture of novelist Stephen Crane. Against the backdrop of the lush countryside and treachery of Cuba just after the Spanish–American War, A Mouthful of Dust does what no biographer can do—examine the heart and soul of a twenty-seven-year-old writer grappling with his own death.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Nortia Press
(first published June 12th 2012)
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This was a thought provoking and memorable bio/novel that I enjoyed reading! The historical aspects pull you in and his personal story is what keeps you there. The ending was also something I didn't expect and enjoyed. A unique story that you won't forget.