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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Magical Realism
  • Language:English
  • Pages:272
  • eBook ISBN:9798350959031
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350959024

Across a Border

by Bill Pate

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Imagine you've built the life of your dreams. Now imagine nearly every shred of that life being stripped away from you. And then, imagine trying to recreate the most essential act of self-care in the life of a total stranger. Now, imagine that the stranger...is you!

When successful musician and producer Bobby Sawyer's earliest musical mentor falls terminally ill, Bobby returns to the place where they grew up to comfort his friend and say farewell. Through another of their original partners - a man with unexpectedly close ties to the Underground Railroad - Bobby learns of an ancient ritual that he can employ to extend his dying friend's life. What he doesn't know is that choosing to do so will have a dramatic impact upon his own life and career. Part historical fiction, part pop music chronology, and all supernatural spellbinding mystery, Across a Border is the rare first novel that will make you wonder, smile, and even bring back favorite old songs as you accompany its characters from their beginnings - in some cases, all the way back to the years prior to America's Civil War - into the present.

About the author

Bill Pate is a retired professional musician whose career included performing, writing, arranging, and teaching music. He also created an award-winning educational program that entertained tens of thousands of students and their families across the eastern United States. His career culminated with the creation and implementation of a successful music therapy program for one of the country's leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, influencing hundreds of people in early recovery to follow a spiritual path toward Twelve-Step recovery. Pate was recently invited to serve as a Conductor for the New Brighton PA Historical Society's acclaimed Underground Railroad Walking Tours, an experience which greatly influences "Across a Border" - his debut novel.