LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Right Handed Lefty’s tagline reads, “We all have baggage. Real friends help you carry it”, wisely acknowledging that we are all awkward in some manner. Right Handed Lefty celebrates our differences, the gift of friendship, and the credence of mutual respect. The story voices a clichéd but wise notion that it is never too late to change for the better. Beyond that, the book is a fun tale.
The story is set in 1983 in Boscobel, Wis., in the southwestern corner of the state, known as The Driftless Area. Ellis Sayre is different. He’s a twelve-year-old orphaned Native American. His adoptive parents lost a son a few years ago and welcomed him to deal with their grief. While stealing day-old bread for a friend in need, Ellis and his two best friends—George and Mason—witness a murder by a local kingpin. Authorities disagree with their story. They call it made up. The boys are trapped, worried for their lives, sending them on a flight to Grandad Bluff in La Crosse, Wis., along the Mississippi River. Two peripheral stories about Ellis Abbot, a World War II veteran, and Two Right Feet, an orphaned Native American during early 1800’s, are entwined to unearth Ellis Sayre’s roots. They combine to tell the truth.
Author Ryan Coughlin’s second novel taps into roots laid by S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and Stephen King’s The Body, adding for his audience the voice, accents and charm unique to the Midwest.
Coughlin’s first novel, The Landlord, took place in North Dakota’s subzero temperatures. The Landlord was written under the penname William Press, and wove a dark tale. Ryan Coughlin’s Right Handed Lefty brings the light. Coughlin’s screenplays have been produced by the US Army (“Battlemind”) and for commercial movies (“Ditch Day” as co-writer & “Shortcomings”). Coughlin’s other circulated writing consists of short stories and various articles published by news outlets including the San Diego Union Tribune.
Right Handed Lefty's publisher, CHBB Publishing, is a well-known source for new and established indie authors. The book is available through Amazon, ebook or in paperback, (http://hyperurl.co/RIGHTHANDEDLEFTY) and Barnes & Noble Online.
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