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The Ghost Years kindle Ò Kindle Edition Ô reflectionslisburnltd è WINNER OF THE NEW APPLE BOOK AWARD YOUNG ADULT INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORYA lovingly crafted tale of damnation and redemption Poetic and beautiful Editor's Pick Publication ReviewThis is the work of a sensitive poet who molds language as though oHe most difficult to attainThe Ghost Years is brutally honest and jarring from its immersive beginning right through to its startling unpredictable conclusion It's a young man's attempt to pick up the pieces and start over only to be presented with greater obstacles than he could ever have envisioned Through visceral first person accounts and stark vivid imagery the st ‘Society screws up its face when it looks upon me but comprehends nothing of its own dichotomous self’Australian author Mutch Katsonga earned his degrees in Creative Writing and Journalism from Griffith University Australia He has published three books to date – BEYOND THE SPIRAL GATES WHERE WILDFIRES GLOW and THE GHOST YEARS In addition to his creativity in writing he also writes songs is a musician and a ualified Mental Health Professional and has worked in various youth and rehab services He continues to record perform and release his original music which is available online under his stage name Indie SoullMutch’s choice of cover art for his book speaks volumes – and image that repeats in black and white at the end of each chapter This is a very finely wrought story of the decline and fall and search for meaning for a young man that speaks directly to so many fellow travelers who hopefully will read this version of one man’s life The manner in which Mutch introduces his main character breathes a thread of constancy that is felt throughout the book ‘I stirred the steaming black liuid in slow perfect circles The black liuid continued its seemingly endless swirl creating a whirlpool I watched it fixated as it slowly settled stagnant and still resembling glistening crude oil I like my coffee strong At times it is no than a thick bitter sludge I pour down my throat I lifted the cup to my lips and took a noisy sip The steam was still rolling off the top so I approached it cautiously It was a typical day at my first job since leaving a drug and alcohol rehab facility six months prior I had been clean since and I dragged my feet to support meetings once a week but I won’t lie and say I didn’t still get cravings My job was nothing fancy I worked at Twilights Assisted Living Facility located at the apex of Bluff Hill on the south side of town I worked as a porter and kitchen hand serving meals to the residents I would also wheel residents to their therapeutic sessions and walks around the grounds My dad had got me the job He felt working in a retirement home would give my life a renewed sense of purpose and I had agreed with him Working with the elderly was never part of my long term goals I assure you and after only two months I was starting to feel a morbid kinship with the residents In my pensive “spaced out” state I had lost track of time and by the time I snapped back my coffee had gone cold I hate cold coffee There was a sudden knock on the door “Your break is over its time for the afternoon tea run” The voice is that of the shift manager Cole He is a few years older than me and brim full of youthful zeal but does not care much for the elderly residents’ A tale of this sensitivity is not easy to condense though the synopsis supplied attempts ‘Sometimes our simplest wishes can be the most difficult to attain A young man's attempt to pick up the pieces and start over only to be presented with greater obstacles than he could ever have envisioned Through visceral first person accounts and stark vivid imagery the story chronicles the obstacles of depression drug addiction and the trials of homelessness that he endures on his path to self discovery He is taken to unimaginable and devastating places both physically and psychologically How much control does he really have over his fate’Toward the end Mutch offers the following – ‘I have a new found respect and appreciation for life; my life all life I suddenly recall the complete words I had read on that religious poster; “Every breath we breathe is a testament to the beauty of creation and every heartbeat is a footstep high on heaven’s hill” There are no ghosts in the realm of the living’ This is the work of a sensitive poet who molds language as though on a potter’s wheel that results in unspeakably beautiful art Highly Recommended

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Ory chronicles the obstacles of depression drug addiction and the trials of homelessness that he endures on his path to self discovery He is taken to unimaginable and devastating places both physically and mentally How much control does he really have over his fate The Ghost Years goes deep beneath the surface through unflinching plot twists and hauntingly poetic prose A story that takes a journey into a world most people get to avoid The Ghost Years is a good story written with the right touch that keeps you turning the pages to see where it will go next The characters are developed and the scenes descriptive and pull you right in This journey begins simple enough with a first person view of the world As the story proceeds the tale follows a path of drugs to homelessness to addiction recovery The challenge to this story is having the ability to get through the story without finding yourself uestioning your own morals and ability to ignore those who are in bad places and struggling A good read for anyone who likes to see the raw emotion of this side of the life style Check this one out folks

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The Ghost YearsWINNER OF THE NEW APPLE BOOK AWARD YOUNG ADULT INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORYA lovingly crafted tale of damnation and redemption Poetic and beautiful Editor's Pick Publication ReviewThis is the work of a sensitive poet who molds language as though on a potter’s wheel that results in unspeakably beautiful art San Francisco Review Of BooksSometimes our simplest wishes can be t This was a startling and gripping look into a person’s personal demons from depression to drug addiction and homelessness Drawing on his own personal experiences the author gives us an unprecedented look at the ups and downs of lie in the hardest and bleakest of times I think I would say this book falls almost into the autobiography category as it follows the author from his earliest childhood and happy times with his family into his years of homelessness and finally we see what happened that allowed him to claw his way out of the dark I was surprised to see just how much emotion the author poured into this book He wrote this book for us to see unapologetically just how desolate he was at times The good the bad and the ugly and then the really ugly it was all chronicled for us to see Eye opening and certainly jarring it certainly shined a spotlight into a misunderstood portion of American life