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The Pains of April

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Frank Turner Hollon, in The Pains of April, his first published novel, brings to us the recollections of an old man in a rest home on the Gulf Coast. We feel the frustrations, lessons, and fears of a lifetime remembered and typed as this man looks for himself behind the veil of his memories and dreams. Even at the end of April there are so many things to learn.


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Paperback, 114 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by MacAdam/Cage Publishing (first published 1999)
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I'll read anything with my name in the title.
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Dec 24, 2008 Renie rated it it was ok
An interesting premise, this book contains vignettes of an 87 year old's memoir that was written by a 26 year old author. The prose is poetic in nature and occasionally humorous, still, it came across as often as if the author were trying too hard to be lyrical in his choice of words. Not my favorite book, however, if you're looking for colorful, rich commentary, this is a good read for you.
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Frank Turner Hollon, a talented author, has works that vary from suspenseful novels, to short stories, to children’s books. Frank Hollon was born on July 24th, 1963 in Huntsville, Alabama. Although born in Alabama, Hollon soon became a Louisiana native when he moved to Slidell, Louisiana, or as he says “the ugliest town in America,” when he was 5 years old. Hollon attended Slidell High School and ...more
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