Item description for River Rock by David A. Wright...
Overview Jake Southern returns to the Mississippi Delta 25 years after he originally left. Murder, greed, betrayal, love, honor, and more are what he finds in coming home.
Publishers Description Please replace book description with the following: All six foot two of Jake Southern stepped onto the gravel covered road atop the levee, giving him a view of the winding river and the summer haze-covered landscape of the Mississippi Delta. Jake had come home again. Home to what? He had left twenty-five years ago the town and people who had helped shape his life. Now he was summoned back. What would he discover there or uncover about himself and the people he had loved? Would he find them the same or find all his memories were lies? Jake would return to find the world along the Mississippi river different from what he had left as a young man. Was it different or was he? Murder, greed, betrayal, love and honor were what he found in coming home. And through all of this, he would find what he had been searching for all these years. David Wright says, "life really does begin at 50." That's when he began writing "stories" for family members, and through their encouragement River Rock was born. David paints pictures with words. Love of his native Mississippi Delta brought this novel to life. His talent as a Mississippi story teller, who can't help embellishing just a bit, is evident in his unforgettable characters, rich history and settings of the Delta. David spent his career in the trucking industry; the last years as a national spokesman for that industry.
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More About David A. Wright
David A. Wright is Associate Chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He completed his L.L.B. and B.C.L. at McGill University and his L.L.M. at New York University. He articled as law clerk to Madame Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dube of the Supreme Court of Canada..
Mr. Wright practiced labour, administrative, human rights law, and civil litigation at a Toronto law firm and appeared as counsel before various administrative tribunals and all levels of courts. He taught administrative law at Osgoode Hall Law School as an adjunct professor and is the author of several law journal articles on administrative, labour, and constitutional law. He is the past chair of the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights section of the Ontario Bar Association and a frequent speaker on human rights, administrative law, and labour law.
David A. Wright was born in 1948 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Maryland, College Park.
Reviews - What do customers think about River Rock?
An entertaining time for yourself Feb 1, 2008
An evening of relaxation with a good book is all you can ask on a rainy evening after a hard's day work. Living in the south, David's writing surprisingly took me to my old childhood and to him I am thankful. It can only be topped off by knowing him and hoping he is busy writing his second book!
Charming Story - Great Read Oct 15, 2007
Great characters and a story that makes it hard to put down, this book is ideal for an easy read on a sunny afternoon. River Rock makes you feel like you have stepped into the Mississippi Delta and found folks just like you used to know. The story is entertaining and draws you right in. I would definitely recommend River Rock.
Delta Roots Come Alive Oct 9, 2007
Everyone has a desire to return to their roots, but River Rock does it in a way that makes you feel like you are really there. It will draw parallels that make you wish for the home of your childhood. Not just of a place, but of a time. A very enjoyable read.