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About the author


Luke Gherardi lives in Denver, Colorado. This is his first novella. 

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Children of Violence
by Luke Gherardi

Overview


Four kids, all with different backgrounds, fight for a place in this world. Racism, abuse, religion, and hate all stand in the way of growing up 'normal'. 

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Description


Reeves' mother belongs to a cult. The cult believes that you must be a Soldier of Christ. But to be a soldier, you must fight. Robbie is the son of an addict prostitute. He's raising his little brother alone, while trying to avoid his mother's pimp. Gracie is a pretty girl that lives in a nice house in the suburbs. Life is perfect for her family from the outside. None of her neighbors know the truth- her father is an enforcer for the mafia. Cole's father is a neglectful alcoholic. His father lives only for one reason, the need to kill again. These kids all have to face the violence eventually, and it all comes together in a climax where even the best of intentions results in innocence lost.

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Overview


Four kids, all with different backgrounds, fight for a place in this world. Racism, abuse, religion, and hate all stand in the way of growing up 'normal'. 

Read more

Description


Reeves' mother belongs to a cult. The cult believes that you must be a Soldier of Christ. But to be a soldier, you must fight. Robbie is the son of an addict prostitute. He's raising his little brother alone, while trying to avoid his mother's pimp. Gracie is a pretty girl that lives in a nice house in the suburbs. Life is perfect for her family from the outside. None of her neighbors know the truth- her father is an enforcer for the mafia. Cole's father is a neglectful alcoholic. His father lives only for one reason, the need to kill again. These kids all have to face the violence eventually, and it all comes together in a climax where even the best of intentions results in innocence lost.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Coming of Age

Language:English

Pages:138

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781098321208

Paperback ISBN:9781098321192


Overview


Four kids, all with different backgrounds, fight for a place in this world. Racism, abuse, religion, and hate all stand in the way of growing up 'normal'. 

Read more

Description


Reeves' mother belongs to a cult. The cult believes that you must be a Soldier of Christ. But to be a soldier, you must fight. Robbie is the son of an addict prostitute. He's raising his little brother alone, while trying to avoid his mother's pimp. Gracie is a pretty girl that lives in a nice house in the suburbs. Life is perfect for her family from the outside. None of her neighbors know the truth- her father is an enforcer for the mafia. Cole's father is a neglectful alcoholic. His father lives only for one reason, the need to kill again. These kids all have to face the violence eventually, and it all comes together in a climax where even the best of intentions results in innocence lost.

Read more

About the author


Luke Gherardi lives in Denver, Colorado. This is his first novella. 

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