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New Release! THE POTTER’S WHEEL by Mark Scheel

From Mark Scheel and @clarendonhousebooks comes THE POTTER’S WHEEL, an historical literary fiction set in the sixties.

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"The sixties may now be history, but that history lives again through Scheel's faithful rendering of the street scene in the Hollywood of 1967. The war protests, frenetic youth, and a lovely Midwesterner's search for life's purpose are deftly depicted here by an exceptionally talented writer."
-Rhonda Miller, former State President, Kansas Authors" Club, and author of MoonStain, WaterSigns, and I Love the Child

The year is 1967. Mel Steadman, a Midwestern farm youth recovering from a severe head injury, becomes dissatisfied living at home and hops a bus to California. He finds work in a low-rent hotel chain and mingles with the young drifters along Hollywood Boulevard. Soon he bonds with an estranged night wanderer named Burch who clerks in a shop called The Potter’s Wheel and encounters a free-spirited femme fatale named Maureen. Adventure follows adventure, culminating, however, in abandonment and violence. Young Mel accrues many hard lessons of the street coming of age, echoes of a Holden Caulfield wrapped into a ‘Day of the Locust’ during the sixties’ Summer of Love.

The Potter's Wheel cover


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