'An American Doper' is a compelling and realistic portrait of a man whose attempts at keeping his lifestyle clean buckle under the harsh financial realities of supporting his family.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (PRWEB) March 07, 2012
This new book published by Dog Ear Publishing is a gripping and realistic portrayal of the horrors of the drug industry in America, and the drastic way it can destroy the lives of those who are involved, from the buyers and dealers to the people who love them and the law enforcement officers who are trying to keep the peace.
As a young man, Dominic Valerio was subjected to bullying and taunts from the other boys in his neighborhood; desperate to fit in with his peers, Dominic started smoking pot when his biggest bully (and his greatest hero) forced him to join in when the other boys were lighting up a pipe. From there, as the story continues, Dominic found that selling pot was not just a profitable pastime, but also his ticket into the in-crowd at his high school. After graduation, Dominic continued to sell drugs, branching out from pot to heavier drugs, primarily cocaine and pills. He was making a lot of money, and he enjoyed the cache that came from being a well-known dealer. What more could a young man want?
Unfortunately, Dominic’s fiancée, Jules, does not approve of the drugs or the changes they wreak upon Dominic’s personality. When she breaks their engagement, Dominic is forced to reconsider his lifestyle. In order to keep the only woman he’s loved, Dominic decides to bring his days as a dealer (and user) to a close; Jules marries him, and they embark on their life on the straight and narrow path together. Life goes on, if a bit slowly, but soon Dominic and Jules find it’s becoming difficult to make ends meet, even with Dominic taking a second job delivering pizzas. When their house is in danger of foreclosure, Dominic makes a fateful decision: to revisit his seedy past for “one last deal”, just to get a quick cash infusion to keep his young family afloat. Will he be able to pull himself out of the quicksand of the drug dealer’s lifestyle? Will Dominic be able to resist sampling his product? Can his relationship survive?
"An American Doper" is a compelling and realistic portrait of a man whose attempts at keeping his lifestyle clean buckle under the harsh financial realities of supporting his family; Dominic’s struggles to stay afloat and his eventual descent into drug dealing and addiction are made all the more tragic by their authenticity. Author Joseph P. Bovenzi has used his own experience with meth addiction to shed light upon the dark underbelly of drug use; Bovenzi is clean and sober, and is a proud graduate of the University of Phoenix. Bovenzi resides in Rio Rancho, N.M., with his wife and two children. This is his first book.
An American Doper
Joseph P. Bovenzi
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-14575-0695-6 162 pages US
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
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