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Publisher Description

The White Field is a fast-paced journey of a man Tom, fresh out of prison and trying desperately to rebuild his life. But he is caught by mysterious, unseen forces beyond his knowledge or control.

After his release from prison, he is dropped back into the world in the wastelands of the city. In the menial work afforded the underclass, he begins his new life among characters at the edges of society - dwellers of the netherworld - such as Raphael, a former cop from Mexicali-singing Spanish areas in the mists of the industrial night among drug addicts and crooked cops; Tony, a stoner scholar with an encyclopedic knowledge of history based solely on the intricate study of rock and roll; and Larry, the bloated, abusive manager trapped as much as his workers in a world of tedium and repetition and machines

Think, The Three Stooges on acid.

Unable to reconnect with what’s left of his family, Tom embarks on a criminal path more harrowing than the one that led him to prison in the first place. Lured in by the nefarious Thane, he slips into a plan that will leave him with no way back. And with no place left in this world to go but prison, he makes one last run for freedom. Will he escape?

Praise for the book:

“Rarely will a reader find the grittiness and beauty intertwined so compellingly.” (Mark Spencer, winner of the Faulkner Award, The Omaha Prize, The Bradshaw Book Award, and author of several books including Ghost Walking and Trespassers)

“[C]arries the awake reader into new terrain and taps on the soul for this journey into the self.” (Jeff Kamen, award-winning journalist and documentary producer for NPR, NBC, CBS, ABC, and author of Warrior Pups)

[H]aunting splendor, illuminating the dreams of the doomed.” (Matthew Dexter, author of The Ritalin Orgy)

“[A] taut, well-paced thrill ride rife with keenly observed lyricism, a startling and refreshing addition to the literary world of misfits: gripping, thoughtful, and unquestionably alive.” (Sara Lippmann, Author of Doll Palace, Dock Street Press)

“[A] stunning narrative that is simultaneously frightening and familiar.” (Kerri Farrell Foley, managing editor Crack the Spine)

“[L]yrical jazz, shifting effortlessly between smooth syncopation and frantic riffs with practiced perfection.” (David LaBounty, Managing Editor, Blue Cubicle Press)

“[A] blend of classic archetype with breathtaking prose...beautifully sculpts noir themes, gripping characters, and vivid imagery...” (Amy Kisner, Editor Lit Literature)

“With a poet’s ear, [Cole] records the pulse of a work-a-day life’s tedium and, cogently, that of his narrator who dares to escape it.” (Dennis Must, author of Hush Now Don’t Explain and The World’s Smallest Bible plus three shorts)

Douglas Cole
hr min
5 January
TouchPoint Press