The Fade-Away

Fool Church Media
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 One fogbound night in 1900, the citizens of Port Newton, California fished a six foot tall, half drowned American Indian dressed in a tuxedo out of San Francisco Bay. He turned out to be a washed-up Big League pitcher Chief Dobbs, a charismatic hustler.

The Fade-Away is a tale of love, greed, and America's descent into modernity.

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 George Jansen has published short stories and poems, and collaborated on half a dozen technical books concerning computer languages, operating systems, and email. His first novel, "The Jesse James Scrapbook" was published by Hilliard & Harris in 2003. His second, The Fade-away, was published by Pocol Press in 2007. Both have been republished by Fool Church Media in 2017. He currently resides in Pleasanton, California with a ridiculously fat cat. He is also an Honorary Mouseketeer.

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Fool Church Media
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Published on
Aug 15, 2017
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Pages
214
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ISBN
9781945232299
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Language
English
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Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical / General
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