The Catrobat, My Second Novel, is now available.

 

I’m pleased to announce that my second novel, The Catrobat, is now available from Amazon as a Kindle edition.  In the U.S., you can purchase it here.  In Canada, you can purchase it here. Email me for other Countries.

The summary of the book:

The Catrobat: A  Cat, the Captain and his Wife, the Campers and the Crook all travel  to Florida.  They drive on the old Route One in the post war 1940’s.

The story begins one Sunday in 1946.  A very gifted kitten shows up in the backyard of the  Captain.  The Captain discovers the kitten’s  talent,  names him  Wiley,  and develops him into a talented acrobatic cat—A  Catrobat.

The  Captain was a World War II draftee who found a home  in the Army and was kept on as a career officer in the Pentagon after the war.  He is in demand despite serious wartime injuries.  His wife is  a former schoolteacher who worked in the defense plants during  the war.  Now, she is a housewife.

The effects of the war linger on as the Captain nearly  dies while  assigned to the Pentagon. This occurs during  the  biggest snowstorm on the East Coast  in  fifty years.  He is granted medical leave  to  complete his recovery  in Florida.    His  wife  joins him for a  long  delayed  honeymoon.  Wiley the Catrobat finds a clever way to go with them as a stowaway.

The campers are French Canadians from Quebec and Rhode Island who gather together in Florida for a family reunion with family in Hollywood, Florida.

The Crook is a prison escapee from Canada who sneaks into the United States through Minnesota.  He is  a French-Canadian Métis, who became part of  the  Canadian Nazi movement. During the war he blends into the French  Canadian community in New England.  He is hired by one of the campers  and falls for the teenage daughter. He chases after her and they all wind up in Hollywood, Florida where the Captain confronts his old childhood enemy, the Crook.

 

 

 

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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