MOORE, Okla. (PRWEB) October 18, 2017
“The Redfeather Pentalogy” (published by Archway Publishing) is a semi-autobiographical tale of life as a “mixed-breed” Native American. The five-part story shares Jamie Redfeather’s coming-of-age story that ultimately concludes with Jamie learning that he is the one who determines his future.
In the spring of 1952, two occurrences upend Jamie Redfeather’s world. First, an earthquake violently shakes his house. Then one day his father throws a duffel bag in the back of his truck and drives away, leaving 7-year-old Jamie Redfeather and his mother to fend for themselves. Jamie does not see his father again.
Two years later, Jamie’s mother divorces his father and sends Jamie to live with her sister’s family in Texas. As Jamie tries to adjust to his new family and his uncle’s harsh disciplinary methods, he explores the world around him, with help from his cousin, Emmylou. Unfortunately, Jamie’s life is not devoid of challenges as he endures racism and faces the loss of love and identity. Now Jamie must rely on his powerful will to thrive as he attempts to discover who he is meant to be.
“Every generation endures cultural challenges like financial hardships and racism, as did the main character of the book. It is important for every generation to look back historically on the way things where, to understand how far their lives and culture have advanced,” Wesselhöft says. “I want readers to feel, to sympathize how Jamie felt as a child and teenager growing up in a southern racist culture amidst the hardships and achievements of personhood.”
“The Redfeather Pentalogy”
By Paul Chrisstarlon Wesselhöft
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781480849525
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781480849518
E-Book | 134 pages | ISBN 9781480849532
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Paul Chrisstarlon Wesselhöft, MA, MDiv, is a Vietnam era veteran and retired army chaplain who served in the Airborne, First Ranger Battalion, 75th Infantry, and in combat in the first Persian Gulf War, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He formerly served six terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and is currently a representative of Oklahoma in the national legislature of Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Wesselhöft is also the author of a book of poetry titled: “Eros: Penultimate Love.”
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