THE WACHUGA PROJECT
Douglas E. Wolfert
Jeremy Barnard appears to be a normal kid. He's good looking, well-mannered, from an affluent family, has even earned valedictorian of his class. A perfect recipe for success. Then why is his life one, big, epic fail? Because every time he tries to speak, a complete and utter mess comes out. School life is hell, with Jeremy's Neanderthal peers mocking him at every turn. To make matters worse, his father affords him little relief at home. Francis cringes with disgust every time his son 'st..st..stutters', cursing the powers above for burdening him with such a defective little boy. Jeremy longs for a normal life. He'd give anything for the ability to socialize at a party, or tell his high school crush, Samantha, that she's beautiful... give everything to earn his father's respect and no longer be a laughing stock. But is Jeremy willing to give his soul? Little does Jeremy know, his salvation lies in Calvin Ortiz, a hot-headed, maniacal thug who stumbles upon something extraordinary while hiking with his brother in the jungles of Costa Rica - a plant... a beautiful, vibrant green plant teeming with delicate, fuzzy flowers that look good enough to eat. And that's exactly what Calvin does. His knees buckle from the God-like metamorphosis that overtakes him. This is better than any drug he's ever tried, and Calvin's gold tooth glints in the sun as visions of dollar signs dance in his head. But this stuff's too good to sling on his local street corner. Nah, the black market won't do. The Wachuga, as he names it, deserves more respect than that. In a moment of stoned clarity, Calvin contacts the one person he knows with enough connections to turn his discovery into some serious bank. And with that one phone call, The Wachuga Project is born, and Jeremy's life, for good or ill, will never be the same. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...
- Paperback: 268 pages, Publisher: Stage 5 Publishing, LLC (October 2, 2014)
- Language: English, ISBN-10: 162967026X, ISBN-13: 978-1629670263
Douglas E. Wolfert lives in Connecticut with his wife and family. A graduate of the University of Texas with a duel major in Economics, he attended the honors liberal arts Plan II intensive writing program. While commuting by train to New York City to his day job in finance, he wrote this book. To relax, he enjoys wine and is a jazz pianist.
SETTING: Stratford, CT - And with that one phone call, The Wachuga Project is born, and Jeremy's life, for good or ill, will never be the same. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for... (from back cover)
This was a book that I was really intrigued with. The book was written about the main character and follows his life. The pain and struggles of someone who has a speech problem. It didn't make him a bad person, he was just different. We all are different form each other. All of us. The characters were described inn great detail with the book full of suspense throughout. It seemed that the pages couldn't be turned fast enough. The author wrote a different type of plot which is what drew me to the book. The author wrote one character as having a bad stuttering problem. The author keeps you in suspense throughout the book until the end where you find where the suspense is going.A book that as you read it, it felt so real. It seemed as though you could actually feel what the characters were going through.I felt that the first part of the book was rather slow paced but picked up in t he second half. Perhaps if the pace was sped up a bit in the first part, the book would have been better.
I was given a complimentary copy of THE WACHUGA PROJECT from the author Douglas E. Wolfert and Out Skirts Press for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.
I would give this book 4 STARS.