Author Karl Buck Rodgers’s new book “The Proving Ground” is a gritty urban tale exposing the shiny lure of easy money and street life for a young boy living in poverty

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Recent release “The Proving Ground” from Page Publishing author Karl Buck Rodgers is an evocative drama centered on the life of a young boy, son of a single mother whose best was not enough to inoculate her child against the pull of the crime-ridden streets around his home. Follow his path to young adulthood, the choices made, and the roads not traveled.

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Karl Buck Rodgers is a devoted father who traveled extensively with his mother during her service in the US military and now lives in Aberdeen, Maryland. He has published his new book “The Proving Ground”: a compelling story of life on an urban battlefield, where survival is the only acceptable victory.

Karl writes, “A time before you knew your innocence was on the line. Before you knew what was destined for you outside your front door, the future holds no bounds for the unfortunate when it comes to the struggle of livelihood, where it’s hard to fit in or keep up, especially in a cold and abrupt world we seem to live in. Similar to the animal kingdom, these days and times it was eat or be eaten! or it could’ve been survival of the fittest! Fast living and fast moving leading to crash dummies and crash sites. A never-ending cycle that must be broken and to where a Messiah could have possibly been born! A Phoenix from the ashes there is, arose to make a way for his family to live a good life, but at what expense does this cost him? Friends, family, and loyalty is just a few chips that was scrapped of the ice block we call the Hustle game, in order for him to reach the top pinnacle of success.

A long journey and serious of tests fall on the back of this young man and his sworn comrades to do whatever it takes to survive in these streets. The streets of the Proving Grounds, where you prove your worth, or your worth is meaningless!”

Published by Page Publishing, Karl Buck Rodgers’s engrossing book is a potent cautionary tale and a riveting work of realistic fiction.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Proving Ground” 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.

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