Author Jonathan Baker Horncock’s New Book “The Sand Castle” Is a Poignant Tale of Escape, Adventure, and Homecoming as a Young Boy Seeks Relief From an Abusive Father

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Recent release “The Sand Castle” from Page Publishing author Jonathan Baker Horncock is a powerful work of fiction inspired by deeply personal events in his own childhood. With heartbreaking clarity, he evokes the desperate need of a ten-year-old boy to remove himself from the reach of the alcoholic father who terrorized him; he could never have imagined the terrifying adventure that awaited him as he built his safe haven.

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Jonathan Baker Horncock, a South Bend, Indiana native joined the US Marine Corps and reported to boot camp three weeks after his high school graduation and went on to serve four honorable years from 1966 to 1968, nearly half of which was in Vietnam. He has published his latest book “The Sand Castle”: a gripping and potent fantasy transporting young Bobby to an alternate, life-saving reality.

“The Sand Castle” is a story of a young boy in an underground world through the making of his sandcastle. He was hoping for treasure and an escape for his mother and his younger brother from their way of life at the time.

Tragedy and compassion filled this new world of mystery and challenge. A world of time and another dimension coexisting in the moment. A world harboring all the emotions of mankind.

In the end, Bobby did find his treasure.

Published by Page Publishing, Jonathan Baker Horncock’s engrossing book is a wonderful addition to any library for middle school-aged readers and beyond.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Sand Castle” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:
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