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Who Burned the Thomas Wolfe Memorial?
New book explores the personality and motives of the arsonist(s) who set the 1998 fire at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. "Fire Gazer - Arson at the Wolfe House", is a dramatic fictional account of events preceeding the burning of Wolfe's boyhood home.
Reminiscing Books is pleased to announce that "Fire Gazer: Arson at the Wolfe House", by Kevin Burton McGuire, is now available.
On the eightieth anniversary of the publication of Thomas Wolfe's masterpiece, "Look Homeward, Angel", Kevin Burton McGuire has given us a dramatic fictional account of events leading up to the 1998 fire at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, and offers answers to the question, “Who and why would someone intentionally burn such an historic treasure?”
Fire Gazer follows newsman Ben Jennings around an Asheville, North Carolina that Thomas Wolfe would not have recognized. Ben encounters visions of Zelda Fitzgerald, pagan rituals, a sub-culture embedded in the city’s infrastructure, and fires of unknown origin.
Ben becomes enamored by DC, a charismatic drifter with a dark world vision, and he is forced to confront DC’s rejection of culture and the art it produces.
Through Ben’s private journal entries, learn of his struggle to overcome DC’s destructive cynicism and his pursuit of an artistic vision. Will Ben follow his own artistic calling, or will he adopt DC’s anti-social lifestyle? Hang on, as these two personalities collide and events spiral out of control!
Fire Gazer - Arson at the Wolfe House
by Kevin Burton McGuire
4.5 x 7.0 soft cover
$11.95, 100 pages
Distributed to the book trade by:
John F. Blair, Publisher
1406 Plaza Dr.,
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
1070-1 Tunnel Rd., Suite 10 #326
Asheville, NC 28805
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