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Dead Bees and Dragonflies

Michael E. Leishear (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-2356-1 ©2004
Price: $18.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 369 pages
Category/Subject: FICTION / Literary

In trying to prepare his children for life’s struggles, an abusive father pushes them away. His wife’s challenge is to hold the family together despite her husband’s increasing deviant behavior.

Robert Misner's desire for professional advancement has a problem...his obsession with illicit sex and booze. His struggle to conquer his inner demons is life long. Robert marries Jane Higdon, 18. It's 1936. Rob seems to have everyone fooled. After 10 years in NYC as a Special Agent for the FBI, he gets the promotion he covets and moves his family home, to Washington D.C. As his responsibilities rise, his resolve deteriorates. Inexorably the beast within emerges. Can Jane summon the courage to defeat the beast and save her family? Which of her children is destined to be the next Robert Misner?

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Customer Reviews

  Dead Bees and Dragonflies , 03/09/2005
Reviewer: Sheila
This haunting tale at times borders on the dark side. The father's anguish and the mother's weakness dramatically impacts the lives of their children. Interestingly, it is through the mother's love that she becomes strong. Are the children rescued? Is the evil overturned? You will have to decide. I did connect with the characters as they walked their paths and missed them when the story concluded.

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