Uncle Froelich nurses a decades-old family grudge from his perch atop a giant ladder. When he’s discovered missing, his nephew embarks on a rain-soaked trek across a nineteenth century Pacific Northwest landscape to find him, accompanied by an ornery girl with a most unfortunate name.
In their encounters with Confederate assassins, European expatriates, and a general store magnate, this fairytale twist on the American dream explores the conflicts between loyalty and ambition and our need for human connection, even at the highest rungs.
Watch the VIDEO of my book launch at Powell's City of Books! Introduction by Forest Avenue Press publisher Laura Stanfill at 0:13; greetings and acknowledgements at 3:25; reading from Froelich's Ladder at 9:40; Q&A with the audience at 19:40.
About the Author
Jamie Duclos-Yourdon, a freelance editor and technical expert, received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. His short fiction has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Underneath the Juniper Tree, and Chicago Literati, and he has contributed essays and interviews to Booktrib. Froelich's Ladder (Forest Avenue, August 2016) is his debut novel. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Stop on the Tour
September 13, 2016
Reading at Broadway Books (1714 NE Broadway St), 7:00 PM.