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Wayfarers—Where No One is an Outcast
by J. Glenn Evans
Softbound, 6x9, 266 pp.$14.99 plus $2 S&H
What people say about the book
From Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, this picturesque novel takes on the issues of homelessness, big-city corruption, and corporate greed. Wayfarers has a stable of salt of the earth characters: Magdalene, Uncle Joe, hardhat, Hochi, old Jack the donkey, and a lawyer named Smartass. RB, our narrator/guide, leads us on this allegory of good and evil that is reminiscent of Nelson Algren's A Walk on the Wild Side. Evans' moral compass makes Wayfarers a descendent of the muckraker novels of the 1900s. Laced with the honesty of Steinbeck—both religious and profane; dangerous and divine—J. Glenn Evans keeps this potboiler rolling to the finish line. — Michael Magee, playwright, poet, critic
Once more, J. Glenn Evans has captured in fiction the current concerns of the majority of the residents of the United States. In Wayfarers, he suggests some ways for us to put our flagship country on the right path again. This book provides a strong manifesto for the downtrodden. — Thomas Hubbard, author, publisher, musician
J. Glenn Evans has told an engaging, rollicking tale of those who are most down on their luck and/or chafe under all the rules and regulations imposed by those in authority. Wayfarers tells the story about our present day government corruption and the possibility of our ever deepening class warfare. Evans (who is part Cherokee) holds to the Native American’s idea that the land belongs to all of us—and not solely to the deep-pocketed investors who want to rape and pillage the land. — Barclay Franklin, author of The Bride Price, Up the Hill Through the Long Grass, The Shepherd Moon, and Kindle e-books.
About the author
Part Cherokee, Evans spent his early youth on a small farm in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl days of the Great Depression. Lived in Seattle 54 years and now resides in Olympia, Washington. Worked in a lumber mill, operated a mining company and co-produced a movie, Christmas Mountain – the Story of a Cowboy Angel with Mark Miller and co-starring Slim Pickens. Early on he wanted to become a writer, but was sidetracked for 20 years by the advice of a wealthy uncle to "go where the money is." He pursued the career of stockbroker and investment banker and became owner and president of a securities firm with three offices and 40 brokers. Founder of PoetsWest and Activists for a Better World, currently hosts PoetsWest at KSER 90.7 FM, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show. In addition to five books of poetry and three novels, Evans has written numerous political essays. Work in process is another novel, The Last Lumber Baron.