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Content includes depictions of addiction, animal cruelty, homophobia, physical altercations and self-harm
He kept thinking about the small handwriting, the elegant loop in the cursive P of please. It was capitalized, a single word followed by the dark blot of a period. Words were such fragile, imprecise things, but that please explained everything.
Based solely on the premise, I thought this story could go either way.. but I'm happy to report that not only is Pallbearer one of my new fa...more
The Pallbearer by Jordan Farmer was a great read that I highly recommend. I was hooked from the beginning and couldn't wait find out how everything would play out. I loved the character development and how all the character's stories intertwined. The Gilbert family runs this small town and one of the brothers ends up in jail for a crime. The main Gilbert, Ferris, goes to extreme circumstances to help his brother, including blackmailing and murder. I don't want to give away any det ...more
I was a little worried going in that the protagonist Jason Felts' dwarfism would be used as a gimmick in the story, as would Terry's homosexuality, but I am quite pleased to have been wrong on both fronts.
Too often, authors emphasize a character's disability so much that the character basically becomes that disability. In this instance, Felts is written as a com ...more
Will definitely be recommending! I love it!
Jason Felts, a dwarf and social worker, who grew up above the funeral home and was a stand in pallbearer when needed, gets tangled into the web of the Gi ...more
Lynch, West Virginia - a poverty stricken town in the dying coal region - is ruled by the ruthless criminal Ferris Gilbert. When Ferris' younger brother is incarcerated at a juvenile facility, Ferris manipulates and threatens social worker, Jason Felts, into smuggling a deadly item into the jail. Jason, who only wants to help people, is forced to choose between saving Huddles Gilbert or h ...more