John, the narrator, is a guy who just recently retired, hoping to devote his golden years to writing, and continue his passion as a booster for his alma mater's men's basketball program at Sunnyside College, a small, barely Division I school in Delaware.
One night while driving home close to campus, he gets the urge to reminisce by driving over to the Ark, the nickname for the old gym where he loved to watch basketball games as a student. He's able to get inside where he discovers a basketball team of ghosts from the school who almost won the championship against a much larger school forty years before.
He realizes these are no ordinary ghosts. Their older selves are still alive in the present, and John has met all of them over the years. In effect, in this time warp, John knows more about the ghosts' lives than they do. He must be there for a purpose, and decides to find out why the ghosts are stuck in time, replaying the team they lost to over and over and over for an eternity.
While seeking to unravel this mystery at the Ark, John realizes redemption for the ghosts, depends on the actions he must help arrange with others who aren't privy to his "real" motives.
“Heldon has made a "fast break" from literary anonymity with his debut novel, Ark. His familiarity with the ins and outs of college basketball effervesce from the pages…just as it isn't necessary for one to own a Harley to appreciate Robert M. Pirsig's classic, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,"
John J. Heldon lives in Marlboro, NJ, with his wife, Virginia. His blog, ivegotafunnystory.com is a compilation of "boomer humor" and friends and family anecdotes.
Learn more at http://www.ivegotafunnystory.com.
Author: John Heldon
ISBN: 978- 1466446229
Publication Date: December 2011