Dyed Souls

Troubador Publishing Ltd
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‘My mom leans back, smiles, and strokes my cheek. “That’s all right, Charlie. Never you mind. You just got soft living with your grandparents, is all. You forgot that most people don’t have it so easy—that you have to be tough to make it in this world.”’

Set in the 1980’s, Dyed Souls follows the life of 13-year-old Charlie; an intelligent, troubled teen, taken from his grandparents by his drug addicted mother, only to end up at Hawthorne Residential Treatment Village.

There he ponders Darwin, Socrates, and Plato, and unexpectedly falls in love with a girl named Margo. When she breaks his heart, Charlie runs away, beginning a new journey that will leave him shattered before he finally makes it to Virginia. Back with his grandparents, the return of his mother forces him to learn a bitter truth that changes his life forever.

Dyed Souls is a thought-provoking, gritty novel, that will appeal to fans of literary fiction and philosophical literature. A coming-of-age novel, it is suitable for both young adult and adult readers.

Dyed Souls was awarded Silver in the Young Adult Fiction Category of the 2018 Global Ebook Awards.
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About the author

Gary Santorella runs his own Lean/Culture building consulting business and is a licensed psychotherapist in California. Prior to this, he was a counsellor in psychiatric hospitals, gaving him first-hand experience in these settings. His book, Lean Culture for the Construction Industry: Building Responsible and Committed Project Teams, 2nd Edition is published by Taylor & Francis.

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Publisher
Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Mar 28, 2018
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781789010299
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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