New Book Exposes the Shocking Truth of the Raw Fur Industry

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Parker Dozhier’s new fiction is founded on the real-life experiences of a travelling fur marketing agent

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Countless times, author Parker Dozhier was reminded, “You have a story to tell . . . tell it.” In his newly published book “Pelts”, he exposes the many ups and downs of the intriguing worldwide raw fur industry. Made available through Xlibris, this fictional novel is constructed around the author’s ChiCom connections and experiences.

Set against the 1975–1995 fur boom era, this historical novel revolves around topics of murder and mayhem in the fur trade. Much of the events were based upon Dozhier’s experiences and observations while traveling the globe as a trapper, rural fur dealer, and fur marketing agent for the Ontario Trappers Association and the Hudson’s Bay Company. His travels have taken him to China, Korea, Canada, and Africa. He negotiated the first export of North American furs to Mainland China since the Communist takeover in 1949.

“As a university-educated PhD author myself, Parker’s book is simply a triumph. Hard to believe a hillbilly like Parker could write such a masterpiece. It would make a great miniseries for TV or a movie for the big screen. Whether you are a trapper, a hunter, a rancher, a farmer, or an urban refugee, you will enjoy this book. I hope he writes more books!” – Major L. Boddicker, PhD

Written in the James Michener style, “Pelts” weaves mystery, violence, international intrigue, federal government bungling into a plausible, fast-moving story with a terrific ending.

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About the Author
Parker Dozhier has led a very interesting life as a freelance writer, book author, lecturer, trapper, fur buyer, consultant, fur broker, and fishing camp operator. His vast knowledge of the fur industry, both on a national and international scale, is unrivaled. He lives near Hot Springs, Arkansas, and is currently working on a sequel to Pelts. His first book, Death in the Desert (involving those in the fur trade), has been widely read and received favorable reviews.

Pelts * by Parker Dozhier
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 377 pages; 978-1-4771-3464-1
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 377 pages; 978-1-4771-3465-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-3466-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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