Fender: A Novel
Nothing could have prepared Brennan Glover for the car crash that claimed the lives of his wife and six-year-old daughter. Stricken with grief, the only things that get him through each day are breaking his sobriety and clinging to Fender—the family dog and the sole survivor of the crash.
Desperate to distance Brennan from tragedy, his two closest friends take him on the cross-country road trip they had always talked about. But what begins as an effort to mend his broken heart ends up unraveling a secret that changes everything he thought he knew about his family. Can a journey of six thousand miles lead Brennan to acceptance and new beginnings?
From finding the good in an often cruel world to learning to say goodbye to those we love most, this sophomore release from author Brent Jones is sure to leave readers longing for home, wherever that may be.
Available in print and eBook formats.
Praise for Fender:
Brent Jones has exceeded expectation that his sophomore novel, Fender, might best the debut. This emotionally packed literary saga . . . is powerful and profane and masterfully examines the overwhelming condition of stupefying grief.
—Stanley McShane (Virginia Williams), Author of Cocos Island Treasure
Jones does not gloss over the trouble, pain or darkness in a person’s life experience, but he feathers [Fender] with quick, sure glimpses of the good in life . . . It leaves me with the feeling of having met real people. . . . I’m waiting eagerly for Jones’s third book!
—Amy Roebuck, Fort Erie Public Library
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The Fifteenth of June
Twenty-eight-year-old Drew Thomson is haunted by a troubled past. After struggling for years with alcoholism and antisocial behavior, he ends a stable relationship with his girlfriend and finds himself without a home, job, or purpose.
Just as he learns that his father is terminally ill, he meets a stranger who offers him a flicker of hope for a better future. But is he ready to bury the past?
Rich with dark humor and a keen insight into the human condition, this debut fictional release from author Brent Jones delves into life’s most pressing trials—destructive relationships, love, loss, and pursuing happiness.
Available in print, audio, and eBook formats.
Praise for The Fifteenth of June:
. . . authors like Mordecai Richler and Douglas Coupland . . . known for their dark but humourous literary masterpieces, clearly guided Jones’ hand during the production of his debut novel, The Fifteenth of June.
—Niagara This Week
I think some of the ugly truths about human nature in [The Fifteenth of June] were powerful. Fantastic debut from a talented author.
—Michael McDonald, Author of Walking Away from Depression
[The Fifteenth of June] is full of wit, and even though the story has some darkness to it, it has plenty of humor and lighthearted moments as well to balance it out.
—Dana Gore, Author of Choose Awareness
[The Fifteenth of June is] a process, for both the protagonist and the reader, of self-discovery and acceptance . . . and through this process, both reader and protagonist are shown glimpses of hope, of different possibilities, of the potential for change, and begin to understand that the way events and situations shape us depends on how we choose to deal with them . . .
—Daphne Kapsali, Author of 100 Days of Solitude