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The Pilgrim

Dennis Bieker

Published November 11th 2014
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Kindle Edition
129 pages
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 About the Book 

1969. Social unrest, racial injustice, the sexual revolution. All play a part in the story of one young man’s journey to self-discovery.The Pilgim chronicles one year in the life of the author.Fresh out of high school, our hero travels to southMore1969. Social unrest, racial injustice, the sexual revolution. All play a part in the story of one young man’s journey to self-discovery.The Pilgim chronicles one year in the life of the author.Fresh out of high school, our hero travels to south Florida with his father to work in the booming construction business.Along the way he meets characters that would leave an everlasting impact on his life.Sunshine, the easygoing hippie hustler, always looking for the next score.Reed, the hard-nosed construction worker who taught him that all men are equal, in spite of race or social standing.Joanne, the rich, party girl who harbored sexual secrets.Music plays a large part in the story, as we follow the aspiring singer-songwriter through several performances, paying his dues as he goes.Through a flashback chapter, we learn more about the author and the volatile mood of the sixties. Characters are introduced that later become integral to the complete story.As the story progresses, the main character begins to question his values and the values of those around him.Old and new conflicts are confronted and attempted to be resolved.Ultimately the pilgrim moves on, leaving behind people and unanswered questions.Funny, insightful and sometimes heartbreaking, this is the age-old story of young versus old, ideals versus reality.Told in a fresh, entertaining manner, the story will leave you anticipating a sequel.