ThunderCloud (The Oddities of a Young Man's Journey to Manhood) - 2nd Edition Novel
(The Oddities of One Man’s Journey to Manhood)
This Mystical-Realism novel by Ronald Joseph Kule places us in an excommunicated Native-American's troubled world. His struggles in a world full of strangers - some good, some bad - in many ways mirror our own.
ThunderCloud’s outer environment forces him to confront his inner demons—real and imaginary—which have led him to his lonely situation. What he discovers inside changes his whole outlook on his past, present, and future.
The oddities of other people, cultures, generations, and circumstances far different from his own challenge and hone his ability to relate to others and to live and work within groups. ThunderCloud learns, as we do, that, every condition of his life reflects responsibilities taken up or ignored. Coming to this realization, he vows to return to his home reservation, and there make amends. But, challenges that he faces on his return journey test his mettle, bringing him answers to questions we all have asked for eons.
Will his Cherokee "Principal People" accept him upon his return accompanied by a motley gaggle of people and adventure-filled stories to tell, is the final question … and the answer all readers want to know!
THUNDERCLOUD BOOK REVIEW:
" 'Thundercloud…' is so well written ... a great depiction of how people make mistakes and suffer the consequences of their actions. All the drama that gets thrown into those situations is here! I love that the author chose a Native-American Cherokee for his protagonist because the Principal People are a spiritual yet highly victimized group. Using this backdrop, Kule brings a deeper flavor to humanity.” -- Jessica S., International Fundraiser/Consultant
278 pages, softcover. (eBook edition available here, too.)