The Innocent Pirate

by Barry Reed



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/4/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9781426915635
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9781426915642
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9781426984945

About the Book

The Innocent Pirate is set in rural Heard County, Georgia, during the late 1960’s. The fictional characters in this book are written using local social color. The country was in civil turmoil as the Vietnam War raged on and many in our society called for the release of patients from mental institutions. During this period, the very social fabric of our country was falling apart as children were increasingly being born outside of marriage or became the victims of broken marriages.

The main character, Dewey, is mildly retarded and a victim of social engineering called eugenics, where upon he was denied any hope of having children. At fifteen, he was thrust upon his widower grandfather, Al, who was a retired Navy Chief living on a farm.

Dewey befriends a group of children who live in the nearby Robins Nest Trailer Park. Many adventures take place as Dewey spends his first summer on the farm with his grandfather. He becomes an unlikely hero, witness to horrible acts of human destruction, and an unexpected provider of justice.

Everyone fourteen to one-hundred years old will enjoy this period classic as it stirs their imagination and old memories.

About the Author

B.G. Reed served in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force for a total of twenty years before he retired as a Non-Commissioned Officer. He has been a 911 Paramedic for over a decade. He grew up in Georgia and resides in Heard County, Georgia.