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Richard Duggin’s “Boys In Exile” Will Be Showcased at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2023

A grandfather reminisces his younger days when he fought through the hold of bullies.

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“A haunting coming-of-age journey through the volatility of adolescence” – Richard, Amazon Customer

Richard Duggin’s “Boys in Exile: A Novel” will be exhibited by the self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair. The book trade fair will occur at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on October 18-22,2023.

Frankfurt Book Fair, also known as Frankfurter Buchmesse, is the largest book trade fair in the world. The book event is organized by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH, a subsidiary of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association. Visitors to this trade fair include publishers, booksellers, librarians, academics, artists, authors, illustrators, and software and media suppliers.

“Boys in Exile” follows Elliot Streett, a grandfather who is protective of his grandson. He recognizes the familiar cruelty and injury visited on his grandson by schoolyard bullies, and he does the only thing he can to protect the boy: telling his own tragic tale.

He recollects his younger days as Elliot “Squeaker” Streett. He was one of the ten pre-adolescent boys housed together for eight weeks in Timber Wolf cabin at Camp Hemlock to “make new friends and learn life-long social skills.” He was physically weak and slight in stature. He brings to camp his fear of bullies and lack of confidence to protect himself from harm.

His efforts to win the approval of the toughest boy in Wolf Cabin only result in humiliation and betrayal until the erosion of his moral compass contributes to a tragedy for the one boy whose friendship and strength he had come to admire.

Get a copy of “Boys In Exile: A Novel” by Richard Duggin on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Drop by the ReadersMagnet exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2023 to check out the book’s display.

“Boys in Exile”
Author| Richard Duggin
Genre| Novel
Publisher| BookLocker Press
Published Date| June 10, 2022

Author’s Biography

Richard Duggin, a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, has taught fiction writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for the past sixty years. He founded and was chair of the UNO Writer’s Workshop, a BFA degree program in creative writing. More recently, in 2005 he founded and was Director of the University of Nebraska MFA in Writing program, a low-residency graduate writing program in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screen and stage.

Duggin’s published work includes 3 novels: The Music Box Treaty; Woman Refusing To Leave; “Boys In Exile;” and a collection of short stories, Why Won’t You Talk To Me: Selected Stories. He has published widely a number of short fiction which have appeared in such periodicals as Beloit Fiction Journal, Laurel Review, The Sun, Playboy Magazine, Crosscurrents, Kansas Quarterly, and elsewhere. His work has been cited by Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize Anthology, and Playboy Magazine Best Fiction.

Over the years, he received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Merit Awards, and was awarded several artist residencies at Ragdale, Yaddo, and the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

He lives with his wife, Cynthia, and two dogs in Omaha, Nebraska.

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 Boys In Exile
 Richard Duggin
 Coming Of Age
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