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 genre novel by Ronald Joseph Kule puts us in an excommunicated Native-American teenager'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 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 not only challenge and determine his Coming of Age but also hone his abilities to relate to others and to live and work within groups.
ThunderCloud learns, as we do, too, that, every condition of his life reflects his responsibilities take up or ignored. Having this understanding, he vows to return home and make amends. The challenges he faces getting there test his mettle and bring him answers to personal questions he has asked himself for eons. Manhood, he discovers, is within his reach.
Whether or not the Cherokee family he left accepts him upon his return to the Reservation accompanied by a motley gaggle of people and myriad stories to tell, is his final question … and the answer we all want to know!
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THUNDERCLOUD BOOK REVIEW:
" 'Thundercloud…' is so well written ... a great depiction of how people make mistakes and then suffer the consequences of their actions. All the drama that gets thrown into those situations ... is here! I also 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 the whole story.” -- Jessica S., International Fundraiser/Consultant
278 pages, softcover. (eBook edition available here now and [soon] on Amazon)