Cayuse Indian overcomes oppressive society in ‘Blackie Sullivan’

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Chuck Jerman announces release of his debut novel

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In “Blackie Sullivan” (published by Archway Publishing), a young Cayuse Indian sets out on a quest to find his place in a world rampant with greed and oppression. The book is author Chuck Jerman’s debut novel.

Set in 1904 in a growing frontier town of Walla Walla, Washington, a young Cayuse Indian named Blackie hauls ice to pack into railroad cars – a grueling job no white man would dream of considering. While facing many indignities, Blackie perseveres through obstacles and somehow manages to find meaning and purpose to his life.

But when he realizes that others want to steal the secret gold on his land, Blackie must not only outwit them, but also outrun them while he battles to the death to keep what is rightfully his. As he earns a reputation with the l,ocals for being an extremely fast runner, finds romance and learns whom he can trust, Blackie does something no American Indian has ever done before.

“This book deals with a culture which has long been overlooked in our society; the Native American Indians. They are a silent minority,” says Jerman, who contacted tribal leaders for research in writing the novel. “This is a story about a Native American who did an amazing thing, but because of his race and culture what he did would never be recognized.”

“Blackie Sullivan”
By Chuck Jerman
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 208 pages | ISBN 9781480847590
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 208 pages | ISBN 9781480847613
E-Book | 208 pages | ISBN 9781480847606
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Chuck Jerman earned a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Divinity from United Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He pastored several churches in West Virginia prior to his retirement from the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Jerman lives in Mount Vernon, Washington, with his wife, Judy, and their golden retriever, Tucker.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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