DANDELION MAN takes the reader on a grand tour of love set in and around the city of Detroit during the late 60’s and early 70’s, a time of the Age of Aquarius and free love. But don’t expect all that, this is the Eros side of love not the Venus.
Wally arrives at the funeral of the father of his first love where he meets dee again after forty years. Dee introduces her dear friend Wally to her twenty something daughter, Corinne. They get to chatting and the daughter recognizes him from bits and pieces of stories her mom shared with her growing up. “Oh, my god, you’re dandelion man” she exclaims. Anxious to learn what her mother was like as a teenager, the two make plans to meet for dinner where the protagonist reminisces about his first love and provides the daughter insights into a unique facet of her mom.
DANDELION MAN is a 46,000 word fictional romp that delights in the four loves and the difficult decisions that crop up in relationships. Similar to the C. S. Lewis novels, this story has strong undertones of Catholic values.
The author, W. M. J. Kreucher is new to the business of writing fiction. In a previous life, He has ghostwritten for Senators and Congressman mostly on environmental issues and has written pieces of legislation and regulation. Now he is trying his hand at fiction. I know what you’re thinking, writing for politicians is fiction. At least now he is calling it what it is.
The author’s website can be found at: http://walt.kreucher.net