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Come Watch the Nighttime Breathe

Overview


"Come Watch the Nighttime Breathe " is the first novel in a series written by Jeff Gray that follows a young man named Tristan Wallace as he comes of age and begins his journey to learn the meaning of life and more specifically – the meaning of his life. Tristan was born and raised in a small, Midwest town in the 1970's by a middle-class family, enriched in Catholic values. His safeguarded upbringing never allowed him to adapt properly. As a result, as Tristan comes of age, his desire to gain understanding on the meaning of life and his meaning in life is raised by more than just curiosity and desire, it is heightened with an inner torment. Follow along as his journey begins in this captivating novel.
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"Come Watch the Nighttime Breathe " is the first novel in a series written by Jeff Gray that follows a young man named Tristan Wallace as he comes of age and begins his journey to learn the meaning of life and more specifically – the meaning of his life. Tristan was born and raised in a small, Midwest town in the 1970's by a middle-class family, enriched in Catholic values. His safeguarded upbringing never allowed him to adapt properly. As a result, as Tristan comes of age, his desire to gain understanding on the meaning of life and his meaning in life is raised by more than just curiosity and desire, it is heightened with an inner torment. Follow along as his journey begins in this captivating novel. As Tristan grows, ages, and seeks to forge his own path, he is influenced by Catholicism, inspired by Buddhism, yet tormented by a restlessness from deep within him. By chance, Tristan becomes acquainted with four rebellious and reckless men. Unbeknownst to them, they will serve as his life's guides. The night comes alive, these men introduce Tristan to a new world, his curiosity is captured, and the journey begins to drift from the path of Buddha, and he ventures down the paths seldom traveled – paths that are well hidden within the shadows of the night, filled with alcohol, forbidden desires, exploration, and sex.
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About the author


Jeff Gray was born and raised in Newark, Ohio and currently resides in Worthington Ohio. Jeff writes Roman a clef coming of age novels. Jeff is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Literature.
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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Coming of Age

Language:English

Series title:Seeking Satori

Series Number:1

Pages:238

eBook ISBN:9781667834825

Paperback ISBN:9781667834818


Overview


"Come Watch the Nighttime Breathe " is the first novel in a series written by Jeff Gray that follows a young man named Tristan Wallace as he comes of age and begins his journey to learn the meaning of life and more specifically – the meaning of his life. Tristan was born and raised in a small, Midwest town in the 1970's by a middle-class family, enriched in Catholic values. His safeguarded upbringing never allowed him to adapt properly. As a result, as Tristan comes of age, his desire to gain understanding on the meaning of life and his meaning in life is raised by more than just curiosity and desire, it is heightened with an inner torment. Follow along as his journey begins in this captivating novel.

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Description


"Come Watch the Nighttime Breathe " is the first novel in a series written by Jeff Gray that follows a young man named Tristan Wallace as he comes of age and begins his journey to learn the meaning of life and more specifically – the meaning of his life. Tristan was born and raised in a small, Midwest town in the 1970's by a middle-class family, enriched in Catholic values. His safeguarded upbringing never allowed him to adapt properly. As a result, as Tristan comes of age, his desire to gain understanding on the meaning of life and his meaning in life is raised by more than just curiosity and desire, it is heightened with an inner torment. Follow along as his journey begins in this captivating novel. As Tristan grows, ages, and seeks to forge his own path, he is influenced by Catholicism, inspired by Buddhism, yet tormented by a restlessness from deep within him. By chance, Tristan becomes acquainted with four rebellious and reckless men. Unbeknownst to them, they will serve as his life's guides. The night comes alive, these men introduce Tristan to a new world, his curiosity is captured, and the journey begins to drift from the path of Buddha, and he ventures down the paths seldom traveled – paths that are well hidden within the shadows of the night, filled with alcohol, forbidden desires, exploration, and sex.

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About the author


Jeff Gray was born and raised in Newark, Ohio and currently resides in Worthington Ohio. Jeff writes Roman a clef coming of age novels. Jeff is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Literature.
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Daphne
Come Watch The Nighttime Breathe A well written journey. This novel provides insight on the male perspective of self discovery. The author reveals deep and personal events that impact him and how he sees the world around him. An introspective look into the impact of those who came into his life. This reader delighted in the skill at which the author weaves word and time through the pages. Read more
Jay
Tristan Wallace the next Holden Caulfield? I couldn't imagine a better introduction to a series. The novel is engaging, enticing. I am very selective what I read and yet, I struggled to put this novel down. Tristan Wallace is easy to relate to, easy to rally behind. I am counting down the days till the second installment of the series to be released. If you are reading the reviews prior to deciding whether or not you want to buy the book, I promise you this is well worth your investment. You will not regret it! Read more
Leah
Enjoyable and entertaining Tristan is easy to relate to! I’ve always felt a bit separate from society, and it was a relief and a joy to read about a young man who feels the same. The level of introspection from Tristan, along with the realness from who he meets along his journey, is refreshing and allows for true immersion. At a busy time in my life, my only frustration was that I couldn’t finish sooner! That and I have to wait to continue Tristan’s journey. A must read! Read more
Phyllis
Now that is how you write a novel! From the first word to the last, I was captivated. I noticed hints of Bukowski, Fante, Hemingway, Kerouac and Wolfe thoughtout the book. Yet, Jeff's writing is his own and unique. The mai character, Tristan Wallace is relatable. We all have a little if not a lot of Tristan Wallace in us. I can't wait to read the next installment of the series, I am counting down the days! Read more
Sara
So much vivid language and detail I started the book casually while reading a few other books at the same time. Once I got them out of the way, I got into this one and I could not put it down. The author uses such vivid language and gives great detailed description, he really brought the characters to life bringing so much depth and complexity to each one. He paints a picture that is hard for authors to do, to not only imagine where they are but also feel what the character is feeling, he did it and nailed it! I can’t wait for the next one! Read more
Adysen
Amazing book ! I absolutely loved this book. Usually I get bored of books and stop reading halfway through. Not this one. I could not keep my hands off of it! Read more
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