The story follows the protagonist as he struggles with the German occupation of Paris and the anti-Semitic views of his own countrymen and those of Europe. It’s a study of philosophical convictions and the human struggle with vice and virtue.
The narrator, a young poet, struggles with his own demons, his own cowardice, and finds bravery when he sits beside the Wolf and listens. Hooked on the Wolf’s vision of the world around them, he wishes he had the same wisdom. But they both know the Wolf’s wisdom has come at a great personal cost.
As the story propels, the prose becomes even bolder and emotive while attacking the perceived weakness of the French at the start of World War II, the anti-Semitic views of those in Europe, and the self-judgment of a young poet. The underlying point: the meaninglessness of it all. There is no justice between laureates and cavemen, only fear and distrust—the entangled heredity fostering the depraved war.
The Wolf and the narrator examine the depravity, human madness and its methods, only to find that it’s hideous and fueled by place and time; to admit otherwise is to lend power to the idea that humanity is hopeless.
“Reminiscent of the literary prose of Allen Ginsberg and the style of the early works of Robert Ludlum, Mr. Carter creates his own unique voice in a compelling story of contemporary realism that can only be called eloquent outrage,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC.
C. B. Carter resides in the historic art community of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He spent much of his youth with his grandparents and uncle and aunt near Roanoke, Virginia, where he was exposed to classical music and the great writers of the 50s and 60s. He’s a veteran of foreign wars, having served two operations with the Joint Task Force Southwest Asia after the Gulf War.
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