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Fall of the Rock Dove
by A. Rooney (Goodreads Author)
Fall of the Rock Dove, a novella in nine chapters, tells the story of lovable sad sack Hollis Hanfre, who endures the absurd Disability Office and Mr. Weed, and is joined by the handless Bonifacio, the blind Trevino, and his new-love Janet. He goes to the Disability Office because of his damaged feet and seeks solace later from his friends, like James and Percy, at the ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Main Street Rag Publishing Company
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I think I'm a little in love with Hollis. Rooney makes him such a believable and complex character, even though Hollis himself is a simple kind of guy. I couldn't help but sympathize with him. But not only does Rooney capture the whole person of Hollis in this novella, the other characters are fleshed out and very real: multiracial, inner city folks like you'd meet at the corner bar. I can't wait to hear more from Rooney and his quirky characters.
Andrew Rooney currently teaches graduate creative writing at Regis University in Denver. He is the author of three novels; The Fact of Suffering, based on his time in Nigeria, The Dictionary of Finds, a travel word-play novel that uses Webster's original dictionary and The Moirologist in Passing, about a protagonist who becomes a keener for others and himself. He is also the author of a collection ...moreMore about A. Rooney...